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06-13-2015, 01:14 PM
Hi everyone,

I've finished my first "complex" landscape. The composition is based on a XIX century paiting "View of Tivoli", but i decided to add more color.

Critiques are very welcome (even cruel ones!).


dimensions 25 cm x 33.3 cm

Block figures

Half of the painting


Final (this one has the closest color to the real painting):


A detail:

06-13-2015, 02:21 PM
I like it. Very loose, which is good. Nice that you included a human figure.

chammi kaiser
06-14-2015, 03:48 AM
You won't get any cruel critiques here only constructive and kind ones. We are a nice bunch on this forum.:D This is well done and the added use of colour gives it an interesting dimension without losing the drama.

06-14-2015, 11:33 AM
Fede this is very good. I really like how you handled the landscape. It is a complex scene but you have lots of unity through the use of harmonious colour. Your buildings are excellent - just enough to appear solid, and arranged in a pleasing pattern. (There is one little house over on the extreme right that looks like it is tilted. Is that deliberate thing or am I misreading it?)

I will say that while I like the idea of a figure, the little guy on the balustrade may need a bit of work. To me he looks like he is about to fall off which for me creates an odd feeling of anxiety when I look at your beautiful painting that is working against the mood of the scene.

But, overall, I think this is a great painting. Love the trees especially.

06-15-2015, 09:45 PM
Thanks Cliff, Chammi and ColinS.

It's true, the houses on the right seems weird, not deliberatedly. Comparing the figure with the reference painting i think the legs are responsible for that "jumping" posture. Thanks for the comments, I'm learning a lot watching at other's works in this forum.

06-16-2015, 07:54 AM
A haunting painting, but not sure why. The figure seems sad. You have a fan here!

06-17-2015, 02:43 PM
I like
great work :)