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DominicM
08-07-2005, 12:14 PM
Had this thought going round in my head for a few days..
not sure it quite works as it is ...

My thoughts are:
Am thinking of chopping off the base (didnt work out how I thought) and raising the grass level, and maybe drop some reds and yellows in to suggest some wild flowers...
what do you think? Am open to suggestions

W&N Artist
Quarter sheet.

C&& actively sought

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Aug-2005/43758-200508_159.jpg

mr sandbanx
08-07-2005, 01:51 PM
Hey dominic, this is a wonderful prspective, really makes the monument... monumental!

The base is great and reallly grounds this. I would be carfeul in cropping that off, I think you have too many straight bits of grass. Maybe a few diagonal ones would help. And some flowers (poppies perhaps) would be a great idea and give this some more colour.

Good stuff, love the sky.
Chris

amaze_1101
08-07-2005, 02:33 PM
I agree with Chris's suggestion, and perhaps a little texture to break the whiteness of the cross might help too. Nice work, quite a powerful composition.

Uschi
08-07-2005, 04:56 PM
Also "what Chris said"!!! and I see angels floating in the sky - how appropriate!
Uschi

mel-o
08-07-2005, 09:57 PM
yes, the base is my favorite part, and I think with some variation in the grass and color, as Chris has suggested, it will finish off nicely.

mel

jaytee
08-08-2005, 05:03 AM
Dom............ ^^^^^^^^ definitley ......... even the angels ;)

yes Poppies and perhaps Oxeye daisies?

painterbear
08-08-2005, 05:59 AM
Dominic,

Ditto to what has been said ^^^. Before you do any cutting, why not try to add more to the grass, bend some of the grass, sprinkle wildflowers in it, etc. If you still don't like it, then you can crop it as you mentioned.

It is a very beautiful, simple composition that speaks volumes.

Sylvia

ripvanblair
08-08-2005, 06:28 AM
very solemn , it does convey dignity, I would leave it------------Alan

DominicM
08-08-2005, 09:46 AM
Ok, I have a cunning plan...

I think I am going to try painting adjustments on tracing paper laid on the picture, then I can try and (hopefully) not damage the original work but try out a few ideas...

Thanks for all your input so far, its not too late... if you have input I want to hear your 2c/1p thoughts...

mr sandbanx
08-08-2005, 10:31 AM
[QUOTE=DominicM]Ok, I have a cunning plan...

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Skullduggery and intrique! Love that.

I never noticed the angels Dom, very cool

DominicM
08-10-2005, 11:51 AM
OK, have been adding a few hills to the background, still have work to do on the front hills will be adding a green wash when dry to tone them down a little..
the cross and grasses still need work and wil be done next.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Aug-2005/43758-200507_159_wip1.jpg
Thanks for looking

ElizabethAnne
08-10-2005, 04:10 PM
Dom, those hills you added really make the cross pop out...terrific idea. Looking forward to seeing this completed.

ElizabethAnne

DominicM
08-10-2005, 04:13 PM
Thanks, I just did just complete it, final image
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3771189