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05-09-2004, 11:34 AM
This is an acrylic on 12 x16 panel, from a new (and learning) painter. It was inspired by a photo of my daughter. The horizon line is horizontal in the real thing, I just did a poor job of photgraphing and cropping. I would welcome any comments and critiques.

05-09-2004, 12:25 PM
Welcome to the Acrylics forum, Jon!

Your palette is terrific!!!
You have also achieved a nice sense of depth!

I think the composition could be more interesting if you introduced more strong vertical shapes.

As it is, the strongest shapes are all horizontal.

Do you know what I mean?

What do you think?

05-09-2004, 01:10 PM
My girls constantly inspire me too! I see what Nina is saying and I cannot help but agree. I must say I do like your painting - it looks sunny and I lot of folks seem not to find that as easy as you have.
Great job... :)

05-09-2004, 04:52 PM
Thanks both. I think you're right. I'm finding "compostion" to be one of the most difficult (challenging) aspects of painting. I have an idea of some of the theory, and I sort of know good composition when I see it, but I guess with time, and helpful input such as yours, it will start to come a little more naturally to me.