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markr
07-06-2015, 11:12 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-06-2015/26982_bottomrd_july01_2015.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Bottom Road
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Board
Dimension: 30x48
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
this one is almost done .. have not posted here in forever

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
the usual ... strengths and weaknesses

La_
07-07-2015, 02:53 AM
marvellous
and big
i like it

perhaps the bottom of the lower large cloud is a bit sharp?
can't really tell what's on the road, post a detail picture, if you could?

la

Bevahlee
07-07-2015, 04:47 AM
love the size. Love the painting. don't understand what's hanging down from the top though. Looks like it might be part of a tree?

markr
07-07-2015, 10:06 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jul-2015/26982-bottomrd_july01_2015.jpg hoping this image is larger .. if not I'll try again

Bevahlee
07-07-2015, 10:21 AM
Yes, it's much larger. thank you

xislandman
07-07-2015, 11:08 AM
I totally love the work... and I am not much on landscapes but this is excellent. I find nothing I can critique on... a frame of gold and its sold.

AppalachianArt
07-07-2015, 11:53 AM
Very well done! I love the clouds and the brushwork. I think the color that you places at the top of the canvas is distracting from the clouds. It's darker than anything in the sky. I would take that out or lighten it up. Also, I think the group of fields that are just to the right of the road on the hill are too warm and it makes them pop out and look a lot closer. This is a great painting! Keep it up!

cordobesa
07-07-2015, 02:06 PM
I like it. I specially like the undefined forms, the only thing I would change is that green on the clouds,they don't look intentional.

londonA1
07-07-2015, 08:54 PM
Excellent job. Only one criticism - much as I understand that there is a painterly intention in using the square brush strokes, the effect can be very distracting if applied too zealously. In the left-hand cloud I would definitely remove several of the more obvious edges in the darker toned areas to the right - the human eye knows very well what right-angled geometric shapes don't exist in clouds and therefore the eye is immediately drawn to this anomaly...it was literally the first thing I saw. Take those out and you've got a fantastic painting rich in values and hues and sensitive to the interplay between light and atmospheric haze!

Regards,

David.

markr
07-10-2015, 12:06 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jul-2015/26982-bottomrd_july10.jpg
Thanks for looking and talking guys, I managed to get back out yesterday ... I worked mostly on the sky. It's still not there, I think I wanna pull more light through those clouds. Alas today I am rained out.

La_
07-11-2015, 01:45 PM
agree of a bit more light through the clouds, but then quit mucking about!
really nice work

la