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hildabeakins
09-03-2016, 10:44 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-03-2016/957734_Bamberg,_Ger._gate.JPG


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Gate in Bamberg Germany
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 18 X 24
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
I painted this from a photo I took on a trip to Germany so the colors are true to the ones on the buildings. Before I vanish it, I would like any comments that I could do to make this better.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I would like to sell my work but haven't a clue on pricing or where to see my work. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Tom Brown
09-03-2016, 01:44 PM
The scale seems off. The people are far too small.

loft artist
09-04-2016, 07:56 AM
Very nice , architecturally it looks right but the paint looks flat , I think it needs some highlights adding to the facade to make the features three dimensional

John

hildabeakins
09-05-2016, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I have made the people twice the size of the original & will add some highlights to the building.

Bodhi Peace
09-15-2016, 04:42 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Sep-2016/1976816-957734_Bamberg,_Ger._gate.JPG

gebhm
09-16-2016, 12:17 AM
Hate to say it but the people still look small.

Bodhi Peace
09-16-2016, 12:21 AM
no those were my (digital manipulations) for color and depth

Andrewcody
09-17-2016, 03:02 AM
Did you have a look at the Memorial Stone inside the covered bridge section?
Regards
Andrew

hildabeakins
10-20-2016, 08:31 PM
I don't remember the memorial stone but it has been several years since we were there.
I have made the people in the painting larger twice and painted out some of the balcony & windows to make it in better scale.
Thanks for your comments.

Big Al 444
10-22-2016, 01:41 AM
Yeah, the scale and perspective bothered me too. I made modifications to the scale of the people near the gate (took out the existing people just for clarity). They should be about 1/3 the height of that gate. No shortage of photos on the web for this gate. Also, I scaled down the windows. They were huge. I brought the top of the gate structure down to meet the new window height. The gap between the top and bottom windows is too large on my version as I didn't want to spend that much time in Photoshop. Also the perspective on the roof seems too severe. Also tinkered with the farthest building seen though the gate. I darkened it like the closest building wall since they seem to be on the same plane and in the shade. Put a little more sky blue with the clouds. Just a personal touch.

On the positive side, I love the depth you created with the background. Very effective. The foreground trees are also very nice.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2016/34986-BambergGate.jpeg

Andrewcody
10-27-2016, 03:13 AM
There is a Plaque inside the gate arch to Claus von Stauffenberg.
Interesting world
Regards
Andrew

Robert Cronen
11-10-2016, 12:32 AM
Nice painting