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09-23-2004, 09:05 AM
18x24 Canvas Comments and Critques are Welcome , been a while since i posted any Acrylics or painted any ,

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2004/14560-Old_Church_Hidden.JPG :)

09-23-2004, 09:36 AM
I like the colors of your painting, especially the forest in the foreground looks very natural.

What does disturb me a bit is the border between the church and the forest. There are some white areas between the roof and the green forest, and the border just seems a bit too strict. It seems to me that you've painted the church last - after the forest - and you've probably left some room for it while painting the trees. This way the chuch seems to be on top of the forest, when it really should be behind them.

I'm really no expert in landscape painting, but this was something that came to my mind while looking at your work. :)

09-23-2004, 09:42 AM
Thankyou for your Comment , but the church was painted first and the trees last sorry about that but iam still working it, Thankyou forgot to mention it still in working on it, :)

09-23-2004, 09:49 AM
I noticed the smooth linear border between the green and the red of the church as well. Is that supposed to be tree tops obscuring part of the church, or is it a grassy hill? Looking at it, I could convince myself that it was grass, and that the trees were a bit sparse, or I could convince myself it was all a mass of trees, I can see it either way. If it is meant to be a grassy hill with some scattered trees, then it might be better to differentiate the trees from the grass just a little bit more, so that interpreting it as all trees isn't likely. If it's a mass of trees, then the line where the trees overlap the red of the church probably shouldn't be so straight and crisp, but a little more ragged.

09-23-2004, 12:58 PM
Thankyou for your Suggetions Mentalhead Heres the additions any more suggestions they we would appericated..
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2004/14560-Hidden_Church__Fix_2.JPG :)

Alena Hope
09-23-2004, 03:33 PM
A little more detail in the trees in the foreground would suggest perspective better, not a lot though because you don't want to draw attention away from the focal point, the church. Otherwise I like the changes and your use of color is bold and natural.

09-24-2004, 07:06 AM
Jim, you have definitely improved the painting from the first pic to the second - have you wroked on it anymore?

09-24-2004, 07:24 AM
Thankyou Alena and PastelMama Heres the it is more Finished,

09-24-2004, 07:25 AM
i will have to paint over the greens on the sky there,