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Katie Black
05-13-2018, 06:51 PM
Hi there, this is 20 x 30" acrylic on board. CnCs.

Is the road okay? I feel like it's not quite right but I don't know why.

Do you think it needs another casita perhaps in the top right hand quadrant?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2018/620452-IMG_4895-002.JPG

bluefish
05-13-2018, 07:42 PM
I love it.....and it took awhile but I found your signature item...."washing(laurndy)"...:lol: :wave:

the color selection is very well coordinated...nice!...the only thing I would re-evaluate is the road leading upward...:rolleyes:

wesleydownunder
05-13-2018, 07:52 PM
Love this one, Katie.

The road, to me, looks like it should change perspective as it passes in front of the houses...you'd see it more "edge-on" than from directly above.

Mark

ColinS
05-14-2018, 12:13 AM
Gosh this is wonderful!! I love this style you are exploring right now.

fedetony
05-14-2018, 08:12 AM
cool style... Costarica is a beautiful place :)

LavenderFrost
05-14-2018, 10:40 AM
Nice! Is this from a reference or imagination? If you don't have a reference I would try to find something similar to compare the road to.

gaykir
05-14-2018, 10:54 AM
Just delightfully appealing. Wonderful depth and texture. I too found the laundry after a diligent search.

Katie Black
05-14-2018, 11:15 AM
Blue - I've decided the road is now a footpath :lol: but its still not quite right and I am going to tweak it and post it in the next couple of days.
wesley - I'm not sure what I will do with the road/footpath but I am going to change it.
Colin - thank Colin these are such fun to do.
fedet - yes CR is a lovely place with a wonderful climate
Laveder - all my work is from memory and imagination which works for me except when I do need a reference, like for a road.
gay - Yep, the laundry is for Blue :)

cliff.kachinske
05-14-2018, 03:08 PM
I'm really liking this. That blue is wonderful. Well done.

About that road, I think this painting has that same Cezanne-playing-with-perspective look that I noted in another work you posted here. That being so, the road is more of a design element than a road in a landscape. Linear perspective says it would widen as it approached, but I'm not sure that matters.

It seems to end rather abruptly near the bottom of the scene.

Artchrispy
05-15-2018, 02:24 PM
Wow Katie, this is outstanding. The road looks good to me except maybe at the bottom where it starts to curve (in front of the big white house) it may be out of perspective (like a flush wall rather than a receding plane. Great texture, color, subject, and rendering!

Katie Black
05-15-2018, 04:10 PM
Thanks Cliff and Arch...I've taken out the road and made it into a path...I will post manana

Katie Black
05-16-2018, 01:56 PM
Hi, I have taken out the road, it is now a path. I have added another house in the top right-hand quadrant, and have also added a flash of colour to one of the roofs. I hope you like it.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-May-2018/620452-IMG_4901.JPG

bluefish
05-16-2018, 02:56 PM
Hi Katie.....my eye goes to the red roof immediately, then to the curved path....if you are trying to emphasize the red roof, you have done so...but the curved path still draws my attention..if it were blacked out, you would still feel the roadway going back there, without being drawn there...

love it, but if it were mine, I'd do away with the curved path...just MHO...let's see what other feedback you receive...:thumbsup: :wave:

Grampy
05-16-2018, 05:23 PM
Wonderfully done, I like this very much Katie.
Steve

Artchrispy
05-16-2018, 06:09 PM
I like the changes. I could image the view from one of those mountain houses.

brusher
05-16-2018, 08:55 PM
Katie, this looks beautiful! But the path is still too curved and continuous. How about breaking it up, to look "stepped" or at least interrupted? I think when we see roads, we actually see them in segments, and yes they are flattened out somewhat.

Your new work is really exciting! I love it!

Cathy

Katie Black
05-16-2018, 10:32 PM
Thank you Grampy Arch Blue and Cathy.

Yes, your both right about the road, I can see that now. I will re post in a couple of days. Thanks everyone.

Dcam
05-17-2018, 04:44 PM
Katie: another winner in your series. Road or path.....just wonderful.
Derek

maryinasia
05-17-2018, 09:40 PM
love this!

Katie Black
05-19-2018, 01:40 PM
Thanks a lot Derek.

Thank you too Mary.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2018/620452-IMG_4905.JPG

Ok, I've tweaked it a tiny bit. I think I'm done with this now :)

bluefish
05-19-2018, 02:03 PM
Yes, I agree with you....wrap it up and take it to the gallery....should command a nice price....a very unique painting, well executed....:thumbsup: :wave:

cliff.kachinske
05-19-2018, 05:09 PM
Tweaked just enough. It's wonderful.

dave woody
05-19-2018, 05:19 PM
Amazing and unique style. Love it.

Katie Black
05-20-2018, 11:39 AM
Thanks guys!