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03-16-2015, 10:46 AM
A broken dilapidated building ready to fall, out in those big prairies. I have spoiled it I think with a smudge in the sky right of the building. Might try and resurrect, any ideas?


03-16-2015, 11:32 AM
It could be a UFO on its way to make some crop circles. :D

03-16-2015, 11:40 AM
Nice one Michelle thanks LOL

chammi kaiser
03-16-2015, 12:12 PM
Turn it into a bird Derek - a big one!!!!! Like the textures and colours.

03-16-2015, 12:16 PM
What smudge?

Above the level of the window I see something like blackbirds harassing a crow in the distance. On the horizon is a cloud with rain below.

03-16-2015, 02:00 PM
I thought of that Chammi, might do and thanks Cliff, same idea

03-17-2015, 10:37 PM
Nice painting. The smudge only adds character. Bird, cyclone, parachutist, UFO, tornado, helicopter...the sky's the limit. :)

03-18-2015, 06:13 AM
Thanks Colin. I understand bu my old self is nagging about it, I would have binned this ages back.

So what you are suggesting - is it a devolpment and enlarging one of those or other suggestions above or leaving as is? My new brain hasn't quite got to grips with hese "new fangled" ideas.

03-18-2015, 01:31 PM
This is a very good painting as it is. My advice is don't fiddle.

03-18-2015, 02:14 PM

03-18-2015, 02:37 PM
Tough call Derek. I think the new fangled idea is to judge based on what it does to/for the composition as opposed to faithfulness to the subject matter.

Why not turn it to face the wall for a week or two and then decide?

03-18-2015, 02:43 PM
Cheers Cliff, unsure to say the least but we will see.