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Dennis
08-22-2000, 06:01 PM
Lots of fun doing this one. The irritating part is that the jpg doesn't show the colors realistically. Oh well.
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sassybird
08-24-2000, 11:57 AM
Ohhhhhhhh castles http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I like the layout of the piece, but I think you should work your tones more. It all seems to be the same in that area. It would give the piece more depth. Otherwise you have done a good job.

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oleCC
08-24-2000, 09:49 PM
Hi Dennis... ok... my only suggestion is like what you have already heard. I keep telling my own students this also... contrast, contrast! It makes your paintings "pop" and gives life. You can exagerate dark shadows and the lights..and surprise yourself in the end..LOL
Have fun and don't be afraid of the dark
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol
PS>> do like this .. and like your style!

animal
08-25-2000, 12:38 AM
I like this piece but i agree that working on the tones would help it,

keep up the good work.

ameliajordan
08-29-2000, 09:15 AM
I check my tonal values by looking through a piece of red plastic. It turns all the colors to grey values. I had a few paintings that I just didn't like but didn't know why - when I got the red plastic and looked at them I realized that there was practically no value variation. I hear that you can also use a piece of smoky glass as an aid.