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12-04-2003, 06:19 PM
Title: Get them fingers tapping ..
Year Created: 2003
Dimension: 5 inches x 5 inches
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
A couple of quick studies that I may or may not develope into larger paintings. I'm looking for thoughts on improving either or.
Have I gone overboard and have too much happening? whatever can help make these better would be appreciated.
12-04-2003, 07:06 PM
Have I gone overboard and have too much happening?
No not at all.... it's balanced. Looking forward to watching it grow!
12-04-2003, 09:23 PM
hmmmmmmmmmm I like them both
You seem to be working on depth and values.
Love the second more than the first.
12-04-2003, 09:42 PM
I love your snow scenes:cat:
12-05-2003, 12:28 AM
I dont know about the one with the barn; that big tree is quite a big orange thing! But, the other has potential; the snow in that one is great, good values and contrast, as usual.
12-05-2003, 08:36 AM
Paul .. yea .. I guess if I'm going to do studies I better get outside my head and into reality LOL
Maybe this might work with some work on the tree
and what about this coloring for the snow scene?
12-05-2003, 09:54 AM
I also like them both...but then you're the one with the final decisions!:D
12-05-2003, 11:07 AM
The top rendering I have this comment:
The sky and the composition lend itself to Haloing. I suggest you take advantage of it and use some glazes perhaps out of alizarin and prussian blue and sink the shadow areas of the trees farther into the darkness.
Then I would do something similar to the two frontal corners. This would make the light more outstanding in the center. Then play with that light with darks and lighter light all the way to the front.
No comment on the lower rendering.
12-05-2003, 03:18 PM
I prefer the first editions on both pieces.
In the second version Exhibit A seems muddy and Exhibit B dramatic but a bit scary.
12-05-2003, 05:02 PM
these opened like atomic bombs.
one of the things that <b>markr</b> really can stand to show is the use of ballancing direction to the placement of his color marks.
in a <b>markr</b> painting you can count on strong directional influences with good ballancing weight and influences. Every collision is measured to make no more noise than any other.
even though <b>markr</b> may use dramatic strokes and visible paint effects, he is careful to counteract each strong placement with adjustments and redirections that keep the eye comfortably roving.
here you are doing a second pass with colors and light intensity that are interesting but I am inclined to point to <b>markr</b> as your next big teacher/example - not for his parochialism but for his fearless use of dynamic process (like you do) and wise noodling of forces and colors (way better than me).
12-05-2003, 08:53 PM
One thing I have noticed about your buildings, and I have to struggle with the same thing, is that you tend to paint all of the ridgelines straight. I have to pull out some Burchfield every once in a while and get inspired to add a little character to my barns. Roof lines with a little exagerated sag usually "look" more a part of the landscape. Love Number 2.
12-05-2003, 11:05 PM
I liked changes on first one , liked first snow scene better
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