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vicky harte
03-24-2005, 02:23 AM
I've painted this from a couple of pictures and feel it's a bit wishy-washy. I'm relatively knew at painting and I'd be grateful for any help/advice and please feel free to critique.

laketrees
03-24-2005, 02:39 AM
Hi Vicky....I think the composition is interesting and technically pleasing....I would suggest stronger contrast...decide what the focal point is..( I see it as the figure in the doorway?) and develop from there...perhaps by either highlighting the figure or darkening the area around....I think this has great potential..
cheers kim

Gilberte
03-24-2005, 08:58 AM
Agree with what Kim said.
Also, me thinks the Alizarin next to the orange are having a fight :p
Try to convert your picture into grayscale on your pc and you'll get a much better idea as to bringing in contrasts ...
Success !!!

Spyderbabe
03-24-2005, 06:11 PM
Hi Vicky - this is such a nice scene - you just might want to punch up the darks and add some more--- I did this in PS to show what I mean

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2005/23281-Passageway0305.JPG

Bevahlee
03-24-2005, 08:10 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2005/54805-hallway.jpg

I think you need more contrast and this leads me out to the street and a focal point. :-) nice color and touch :wave:

oops shoulda read fuhtheh.

Anita Murphy
03-25-2005, 12:05 AM
I think Bevahlee's suggestion makes all the difference. Nice start though.

vicky harte
03-29-2005, 06:57 AM
Thank you all so much for your comments, they have really helped me. And I love the way you could change the colours on the painting. Does PS stand for Photo Shop? If so, it looks like a good investment. Thanks again. Vicky