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Folio
02-23-2015, 09:34 PM
Hi, I'm new to this forum and love the idea of a place for urban art. This one is acrylic 36 x 28, near a park in Port of Spain, Trinidad -- C&C welcome.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2015/94308-Sno-cone-cart3-sml.jpg

Dcam
02-23-2015, 09:48 PM
Mary, a wonderful painting.
Great light.
Derek

Folio
02-23-2015, 10:09 PM
Thanks Derek!

AnnieA
02-23-2015, 11:35 PM
This is really nice, Mary! The contrast of the dark, mysterious background with the light area in the foreground works really well to indicate the intense sunshine of a very bright day. I like the way you handled the foliage. Great job!

baptist
02-24-2015, 04:24 AM
I can feel the sun but I mis the shadows .If you are the shadows would emphasize more the work will be much more interesting.
Shadows play a very important role in a painting...............jan :)

Folio
02-24-2015, 02:06 PM
Thank you Annie! Foliage is one of the big issues for me so I'm glad if it came across well.

Thank you Jan, that's interesting. In this part of the world we never get long shadows such as they have in temperate climates. The sun rises, stays directly overhead and bakes you to a crisp, then goes down. But point taken, the shadows could be emphasized more than I have done here. :)

bhavani.krishnan
02-24-2015, 02:36 PM
Very nice Mary. I like the graphic look esp the foreground is very well done.

ColinS
02-24-2015, 11:54 PM
I second Bhavani's compliment about the graphic quality of this.

Katie Black
02-26-2015, 04:48 PM
Mary, this is so good. I love the dark abstract looseness in the background, and then I like how you have rendered the rest of the painting in the foreground, really well done...the light! I nearly forgot to say how much I like the light in this painting. :clap:

Wilsonart
02-26-2015, 05:53 PM
Very good!
I'm eyeing that splendid dark woods to walk into to escape
the blazing heat. Love it.

Folio
02-26-2015, 09:38 PM
Thank you Bhavani, I like the comment, it's an insight into how I approached it.

Thank you ColinS and ditto. If you don't mind me asking, do you say Colin as in coal, or Colin as in doll?

Folio
02-26-2015, 09:47 PM
Thank you Katie, I'm glad you like the background, it was a challenge.

Very good!
I'm eyeing that splendid dark woods to walk into to escape
the blazing heat. Love it.
Thank you Babs. That's me too, heading for the shade! I've read that a tree is equal to at least one airconditioner.

Aussiesrus1
02-27-2015, 07:18 AM
The area of interest in the lower half looks great & it is nicely complemented by the big green tree.

A suggestion would be to increase intensity of ground shadows without losing their transparency.

A wonderful composition & those touches of pure color - really sing ! - Well Painted !

Michael.

Folio
03-06-2015, 11:05 PM
Thanks Michael!

opainter
03-07-2015, 02:25 AM
Very nice! The high range of values between the whites in the foreground and the darkness of the tree area behind give it a nice touch of mystery.

Folio
03-07-2015, 10:32 PM
Thanks opainter, glad you like the value range, it was a bit of a risk for me.