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shirleyq
10-19-2003, 05:24 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-19-2003/11444_10-19-wip.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Quiet companion - working title
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 30x40
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Trying to get back into oils from acrylics to get a softer look.
I know there is a little too much red in the water below the rocks and will fix that when it is dry enough.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I have never painted dark skin before so am wondering how it reads to you.
Anything else?

Alan Cross
10-19-2003, 06:14 PM
Good job my only thought is the water could be a shade darker..
Alan :)

roberj
10-19-2003, 06:19 PM
Wow Shirley, this is beautiful. The figures are spot on. Line between water and far shore is a little abrupt. You might want to tint the background a little show the dog will show better. I know colors values don't always transmit well.


Bob

shirleyq
10-19-2003, 06:42 PM
Thank you Alan. I have been undecided about the water.........it is brown or red around here but I wanted to reflect the sky which I painted with naples yellow. darker........hmmmmmmm:)

Bob, thanks for looking. I will be interested in what you say on Saturday when you see the real thing.

shirleyq
10-20-2003, 08:05 PM
Alan and Bob, today I darkened the water and fixed the shoreline. :) Now what do you think?
Thank you for your help.:)

Alan Cross
10-20-2003, 09:00 PM
I think you might just have it...and I know you want that soft look.
Alan :)

Wayne Gaudon
10-20-2003, 10:20 PM
You are awesome .. love it.

jerryW
10-20-2003, 11:24 PM
compelling, intriguing, transporting, believable.

shirleyq
10-22-2003, 02:04 PM
Alan and I know you want that soft look.
Yes, you remember correctly and it shouldn't be so hard! Thanks for looking again. :)
Wayne :o :o shucks.....and thank you!
Jerry....you can say more in fewer words than anyone I know! Thank you very much:D

coulter
10-22-2003, 03:08 PM
Almost missed this Shirley!! I like it, and I like it better with the water adjusted!

Mark

designditz
10-22-2003, 03:33 PM
Really lovely sweet and relaxed.. love this!

shirleyq
10-22-2003, 07:43 PM
Hi ya Mark, Thank you, glad you like it:)

Sarah :) and thank you.