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05-22-2018, 05:52 PM
Hi This is acrylic inks and tube acrylic on yupo. I tried to leave some of the trees more abstract. It's missing something but I m not sure where to go with it. Maybe a second island with trees?


Katie Black
05-22-2018, 07:11 PM
I think the composition is fine, excellent in fact.

I think whats missing are some lights areas, especially in the front left-hand quadrant as it appears to be a little on the dark side. That being said, if it was mine I wouldn't do much as I really like it very much.

05-22-2018, 08:10 PM
Thanks Katie :) Here's a better picture of that left side. It's not so dark irl but maybe still too dark? I can add some light greens in the moss by the roots. I reduced the brightness too much on the uploaded pic to keep it from looking washed out due to my bad photography. Thanks for liking the composition. I think the comp is working but the overall color is drab?


05-23-2018, 03:34 AM
Maybe darken the trees beyond the waterfall and rocks?


05-23-2018, 10:16 AM
I like it. I don't think the dark area is too dark, I like the contrast. Maybe the trees need some touches of light.

Charlie's Mum
05-23-2018, 10:40 AM
I like this - good comp, good feeling/atmosphere and I think, maybe, it's the fact that it's all so green makes you feel a little dissastisfied.
But it's a good painting.
There's an old saying that every painting should have a touch of red somewhere! ..... in this case, red being the complement of the greens, it would certainly provide a spark .... maybe a boy fishing from those rocks on the right?:)

Katie Black
05-23-2018, 01:03 PM
that is a better picture. You could maybe add some lights to the base of the tree, but I'm worried you might spoil it :lol:

05-23-2018, 04:58 PM
nice... some interesting effects on it... :)

05-28-2018, 07:48 PM
Chris, I thought about this painting when looking out my back window today. Our house is in an older subdivision with a lot of mature trees.

Without trying very hard I was able to identify fifteen different colors of green. So maybe a little more variation would help.

05-29-2018, 05:14 AM
I like it.

05-30-2018, 06:56 PM
It looks Good to me. If you think it's lacking something, maybe increase the contrast between the light and Dark areas. Contrast attracts the eye. Either way it's nice.

05-31-2018, 12:17 AM
I think it just needs a few other colors mixed in with the greens..a bit more variations of tone..