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roberj
10-20-2003, 09:05 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-20-2003/25262_shady_cow.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Calf in the shade
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 12x16
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
pallet knife painting

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Had trouble getting the calves dark enough, ended up with prussian over burnt umber. would black be better? any general comments

artbybradgreek
10-20-2003, 10:13 PM
looks great to me roberj!!

you really have a nack for the knife, very nice technic!!
Brad

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

Wayne Gaudon
10-20-2003, 10:19 PM
look ok to me .. I wouldn't go darker .. perhpas a kiss of reflected light on the one furthest from the tree.

jerryW
10-20-2003, 11:26 PM
like how the green complex moves through the space
how the dark emerges from green
and cows from the dark
mooo ore

Antoine
10-21-2003, 12:09 AM
In general I really don’t like black at all, it gives the subject a very ‘dead’ tone. Instead of normal black I would rather use a more ‘alive’ black by mixing Burnt umber with French ultramarine. (I’m sure you got more or less the same effect with Prussian & Burnt Umber)

I really enjoy the way you did the clouds, also the leaves in the tree, there is really a crispness to them – perhaps a little more of that crisp/sharpness to the grass? (It might very well be only the image that looks a little vague at the bottom :) )

Rabbit Twilight
10-21-2003, 10:19 AM
Hey, we must be in a cow mood! I painted one last night.
I like this.

giniaad
10-21-2003, 10:48 AM
I like how the tall grass colors
(through the lights and darks)
play into the next group of grasses
gives a nice feel of depth and fullness

the skycolors play well with the tree
within the composition

wonderful variance in the greens
great full tree too

(agree with wayne about the kiss of light on the far cow...
a small, subtle kiss...not too bright)

niiiiice piece!
restful and poetic