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muddytonic
11-17-2016, 02:55 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/11-17-2016/226704_IMG_20161117_135301_kindlephoto-60673250.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Massabesic
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 40 x 30
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Please feel free to comment/critique as you see fit. Thanks.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Interested in all types of feedback as I don't know what I don't know.

Moving On
11-17-2016, 06:36 PM
I looks good. The only thing (and it is minor) that struck me is that the right edge of the tree reflection seems a little too abrupt. It might help to soften the edge a bit.

~JMW~
11-17-2016, 06:46 PM
The foreground seems very pale and kind of grabs the eye, but no real interest to look at there.. very soft & almost out of focus looking..

Ask yourself what is the main focal area? add detail , color /contrast that.
Where is the light direction? add highlights & shadows.

some ideas pushing color & light /shadows - https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/fall-foliage-lake-massabesic-popular-recreational-site-manchester-new-hampshire-70995205.jpg

Sky good, water good.. soften that hard reflection line edge as mentioned previously..
Far tree-line good , but some variations so less of a straight line might add interest..but that is very minor thing..

La_
11-17-2016, 07:49 PM
lovely, bold, exciting upper section, i's obviously the centre of interest, right?

i think i'd prefer a flatter, less grassy foreground, a sandier walk if you will. nice shapes in there, good depth.

la

muddytonic
11-17-2016, 08:52 PM
I had some difficulty with the grass and this is what came of it after working with my art teacher. You're right, the main focus is the forest colors. Thank you for the positive feedback !
LA 😐