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06-19-2015, 06:52 PM
16x20, oil over acrylic on masonite

any help would be appreciated



06-19-2015, 10:28 PM
I like this much better and very much like the colors and arrangement of the bricks and sky.

To fit well with the rest of the series, I wonder if there shouldn't be some "strange" element, like a limb unexpectedly hanging out somewhere or a very pronounced eye or more, or something upside down or haunted.

06-19-2015, 10:47 PM
Love this....explains a bit their "criminal bent"

06-20-2015, 01:43 AM
To fit well with the rest of the series, I wonder if there shouldn't be some "strange" element, (snip).

just to check, did you notice this trio?


06-20-2015, 04:00 AM
Scaring! But I like it!


06-20-2015, 05:34 AM
eerie, but consistent throughout, except I am still trying to understand the lower right corner

06-20-2015, 08:31 AM
Me too (lower right corner)> it is mysterious but doesn't compute> I think the "lawn" area is a little too predictable and needs some water traps or something to break up that big area of sameness>

06-20-2015, 11:03 AM
haha, okay, lower right is a beach ball - my attempt at trying to counter the gloom (a soccer ball, for eg. seemed too b&w; not colourful enough).

i can mess up the 'lawn' more with weeds and neglect and maybe abandon a dolly instead of the beach ball ...


06-20-2015, 12:19 PM
yep. Good idea. Or an abandoned ghostly colored beach ball that the gang of three might have been playing with or luring unsuspecting kids in. ;)

06-20-2015, 12:23 PM
Oh, ya know what. I put a "ghostly" beach ball right at the end of the walkway, to the right a bit, and then it made sense (the ball in the corner) a nice repeat of the circle, then it brought out the circle in the doorway too.
I did dull and lighten the one in the corner though.

06-20-2015, 12:31 PM
if you 'did' this digitally and saved it, i'd like to see ...


06-20-2015, 12:36 PM
I did. ignore the lightened area where the figures are. I just did that to see them...ooh, n'en, to complete the "circles" theme, why not an eerie moon?

06-20-2015, 12:47 PM
well that's just a wee bit brilliant now isn't it
thanks! off to the easel i gooooo ...


06-20-2015, 01:36 PM
I didn't see those lower left figures clearly enough. For me they might be more effective a bit enhanced.

How big is this again?

06-20-2015, 04:41 PM
Strong, almost heavy. Serious painting. I would get rid of the arc of blue in the rhs. Otherwise it is fine. (you toned down the arc. Looks better but not perfect yet)

06-20-2015, 05:46 PM
Sorry... but knowing your previous work through the years, I cannot even imagine this is from the same artist. Not for me but I am sure there are many that will appreciate it.

06-21-2015, 12:11 PM
thanks for the feedback guys and gals

i played about a bit more, enhanced the trio (i'm calling them the 'red shoe gang') and altered the lawn a bunch, added the moon ... still have to find the right 'round' for the beach ball and settle it into shadows, but it was just too wet. i do feel i need to keep it tho, to lighten the heavy mood of the rest of the comp.


06-21-2015, 12:17 PM
I like the enhancement of the figures. Much mobettah

06-21-2015, 09:39 PM
I agree that all these changes are enhancing the painting.

I love the series. In fact it is my favorite thing I have seen you do.