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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.

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

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 !!!

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


03-24-2005, 08:10 PM

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