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11-09-2000, 11:52 AM
I tried to encorporate the suggestions from the earlier old barn into this one. BTW its 22 x 30 this time. Comments please??? Dennis
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11-09-2000, 01:24 PM
Dennis, the barn is wonderful! I can see the falling snow...very effective for an atmosphere.

The thing that doesn't feel right about this piece is the color in the trees....the green trees (unless an awfully early snow) would have a lot of change of color...reds, purples, greens, and some bare branches at the tops where leaves have all fallen.
The yellow trees fit perfectly for early snowfall...but you would be able to see thru them in areas and catch glimpses of the trees behind.

Coming in for a closer look at the barn was a great idea!

11-09-2000, 02:08 PM
nice job dennis!

11-09-2000, 05:14 PM
Barn and snow pretty cool Dennis....

The aspens or yellow foilage of the trees in the middleground, need to have some negative spack breaks in them to show the darker trees behind them. Without doing so, the yellow area looks like some kind of "X-ray" film of the trees behind them. Know what I mean?
The trunks of the aspens almost conveniently line up with the trees behind which really aides in creating this effect. Either make your tree trunks not line up with the background trees, or poke some openings to reveal the trees behind them.


11-10-2000, 11:03 PM
Dennis, I like the snow fallint too, it looks great http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

11-11-2000, 07:45 AM
Dennis... This looks even better..scanners tend to "wipe out" colors often, and so I am betting your roof has more than is showing right? Also, I agree that even though snow is falling, some of those greens would be showing thru the yellow trees.
OH...this makes me dread winter, even though I love snow scenes like this one. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

11-11-2000, 09:44 PM
Great detail in the barn Dennis! I saw snow once about 20 years ago - All I remember was it was white. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


11-15-2000, 08:10 PM
This is a pretty large piece. The barn is wonderfully done. Since it is so interesting to look at, the trees to the left and top are equally powerful and take attention away from your focal point. If you could just crop some of the towering trees out to balance the barn it would be supberb.

11-16-2000, 07:00 PM
Beautiful barn Dennis,
Love the falling snow.
I agree with the comments re trees, would like to see them have more variation in colour and size,and rear trees seen through ,

Rodzart from New Zealand (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/rodzart/)

11-17-2000, 08:27 AM
Thank you all for your comments. I sincerely appreciate them. Regards Dennis