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Alan Cross
10-13-2003, 10:40 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-13-2003/13186_first_signs_of_spring.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: First signs of Spring
Year Created: 2001
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Board
Dimension: 10X22
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
One of my panels...

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I really like this format what do you think?
Alan :)

roberj
10-13-2003, 11:48 PM
I think it probably works much better in life than on the computer. You cant see the whole thing and have to scroll up and down. Nice color control, quality brush work as usual with your paintings.


Bob

artbybradgreek
10-14-2003, 12:05 AM
hello Alan,

Very Nice ..really like the colors in this one, also my kind of scene!
Only thing that I can see..and not sure if would work well either is the lower right bank fades away..may need a harder line there. could just be the digital image though. Where the bank meets the water. Overall it looks great, Thanx for sharing it! Brad

My Website (http://www.artbybradgreek.com)

Alan Cross
10-14-2003, 12:27 AM
Thanks Bob and Brad yes I see that I usually let the forground run out like that....keep the detail in the background...thanks for your observations....
Alan :)

Rabbit Twilight
10-14-2003, 09:57 AM
Love this format Alan! Also, I think this is a perfect example of a good watercolor. It's my favorite of all you've posted.

Mellie
10-14-2003, 10:13 AM
Alan, I love all the paintings you post. I'm one of those, don't have enough knowledge about art to make comments, but I know what I like!

Mellie:clap:

Andrew Rance
10-14-2003, 10:37 AM
I like the balance of the composition from top to bottom, and the way the piece drifts from semi realism through to an almost abstract quality in the lower region. Good use of colour, too. Format really works well for this scene.

dudley_d
10-14-2003, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by artbybradgreek
hello Alan,

Only thing that I can see..and not sure if would work well either is the lower right bank fades away..may need a harder line there. could just be the digital image though. Where the bank meets the water.
My Website (http://www.artbybradgreek.com)

It is one of the asspects of this work that I like. I think it would be to linear or symetrical without it.

I really like this piece. Really. No REALLY! :clap: :clap:

cheers

pero lane
10-14-2003, 11:58 AM
Beautiful Alan!:clap: The mountains and trees are fabulous!:)

Andrew
10-14-2003, 01:15 PM
I really like this format. I also like how both the foreground and the background fade out focusing the viewers attention to the middle ground. The compositional choice to keep from aligning the "v"s, keeps the attention drawn to the stream and makes this a strong image.

Andrew

Alan Cross
10-14-2003, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by Rabbit Twilight
Love this format Alan! Also, I think this is a perfect example of a good watercolor. It's my favorite of all you've posted.

Bobbi thanks glad you really liked it...

Mellie what I have found is everyone sees things different and your opinion is just as important and anyones....thanks for looking in...

Andrew Thanks very much for your comments..

dudley_d thanks for the clappy's lol....

Pat thanks again for looking in and commenting..

Andrew thanks for your insite...

Alan :)

Bobbo
10-14-2003, 05:48 PM
nice work:D ...no stunning!
so different from what I have seen from you before.
The bottom half works so well,purple vs yellow,I get lost
in the foreground,abstract!
not sure about the three white mountains,I would cut them of
Cheers Rob

artbybradgreek
10-14-2003, 07:10 PM
Hello again Alan..your painting sorta reminded me of this one I did awhile ago.. looks great! I think we have the same taste in landscapes! Brad

My Website (http://www.artbybradgreek.com)

artbybradgreek
10-14-2003, 07:12 PM
Sorry soooooooooo big LOL still learning this stuff LOL

Alan Cross
10-14-2003, 07:55 PM
Thanks Rob glad you could get lost in it....

Brad yes I think we do have the same tastes lol....good job on yours...
Alan :)

artbybradgreek
10-14-2003, 08:55 PM
Thank you very much Alan :)

Yes when I seen your painting..I thought OMG I've been there LOL I really enjoy WC Thanx all :) Brad

My Website (http://www.artbybradgreek.com)