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Rabbit Twilight
12-02-2003, 12:24 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/12-02-2003/14488_scene12-02-03.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Late October
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 16x20
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
This was one I had planned to rework. It took it forever to dry. I pulled it out last night, and all it needed was a few glazes.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Does it look real?

pero lane
12-02-2003, 12:30 PM
Gorgeous!! Looks like a pastel....yep, looks real!:clap:

Joi
12-02-2003, 02:22 PM
It looks real, but has a softness to it that makes it almost dreamlike...
better than reality.

Helen Zapata
12-02-2003, 04:18 PM
Better than real. Absolutely delicious!

Helen

flax99
12-02-2003, 04:33 PM
You've taken an ordinary landscape composition and made it into something much more interesting, rich, luscious, dreamlike, and subtly colorful, a place to wander into and get happily lost.

In particular, I really like how you cropped the trees at the top, and then used the cloud shapes to continue the rhythm established by the treeline. Very good use of atmospheric perspective. The play of warmer colors in the foreground is inviting and enjoyable, like a welcome mat. I'd say this is a real winner.

More, please! :)

flax99

Astrid
12-02-2003, 05:04 PM
I don't think that it looks "real" unless you were squinting your eyes and the sun was shining in them. However, I love it. I like the way the sunbeam comes across the front of the canvas. I actually get a feeling of warm from it and would love to curl up and just bake in the sunshine.

Were you trying to get a "real" effect, IE like a photograph?

Rabbit Twilight
12-02-2003, 08:44 PM
Thanks Pat, Joi, Helen, Flax99, and Astrid.

Were you trying to get a "real" effect, IE like a photograph?

No, I wasn't going for a photographic look. It's just that when I paint from memory, I would prefer that it look more real than abstract or imagined.

wolvenp
12-03-2003, 12:37 AM
Bobbi,

The light in your paintings really grabs me-has a spiritual quality. It is difficult to see, but, did you use thick paint in the sky? John Carlson recommends thin paint in the sky and clouds, because these are "airy" subjects, not heavy. Also, the patch of grass in lower left that is lit-up, is pale to be in the foreground--not sure if I have a better solution, though!
Paul

Rabbit Twilight
12-03-2003, 09:03 AM
Paul....thanks for your observations. I have Carson's book checked out from the library. I need to read it! Just haven't had time yet.

jerryW
12-03-2003, 09:44 AM
lovely

dornberg
12-03-2003, 12:53 PM
rich

Paintonbrush
12-03-2003, 05:24 PM
have to throw my appreciation claps in here..:clap: