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tammy
10-15-2000, 02:21 PM
Welcome.
I'm not an expert on pastels or art for that matter. Very Fall looking painting. Nice shadows beneath your trees. The one thing I first notice though is you need even more variation of your yellows, maybe even indicate some leaves with golden browns, oranges and red. I believe it would improve upon this one.
Show us more and thanks for posting.

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Tammy "the I don't know what kind of Artist, artist"

bk7251
10-15-2000, 08:57 PM
Tammy - Thanks for the response. Actually, I've been trying hard to make my work less about description in the conventional sense.

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llis
10-15-2000, 09:13 PM
bk: Welcome to WetCanvas!

I really like this piece. Like your use of strong color and I like the composition. I think if you wanted to add anything at all to this, I would place something around the 5:30 area. Maybe a small colorful bush or rocks...something to help balance the painting and give a stronger focal area. Glad to see you post this pastel and hope you post lots more. You really have a good touch!

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bk7251
10-16-2000, 12:01 AM
I'm a relatively new member, so I thought I'd post this image to show the kind of work I do in pastels. This was done last week in Vermont. I use a combination of Sennellier and Diane Townsend pastels.
<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/Downhilltrees.jpg" border=0>


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<center>Downhill Trees 14" x 17"</center>

[This message has been edited by bk7251 (edited October 15, 2000).]

arteitaliana
10-16-2000, 02:54 AM
Welcome to WetCanvas!
I like what you have done. Bright colors are my thing! I would put some blue in the lawn to counterbalance the strong orange yellow of the trees...Apart from that I like the impressionistic approach. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Bobbie
10-29-2000, 07:16 PM
<FONT face="Arial Black">Hello, BK, I just saw your painting - it's absolutely gorgeous! Have you been painting for an hour or so? Regards, Bobbie</FONT f>

bk7251
10-29-2000, 08:32 PM
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Barry Katz

jdk
10-30-2000, 03:10 AM
I think it's very lovely....love the colors! I agree with Ills about the lower right bottom part....your eyes kind of search for something there....but otherwise, it's just simply great.

Juvie

animal
12-04-2000, 09:28 AM
This is an excellent pastel. I especially like the colours you used. Good Job http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

bk7251
12-04-2000, 09:42 AM
Thanks. I have a few more on my web site, and I'll try to upload some more soon.

http://hometown.aol.com/barrykatz/myhomepage/index.html

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Barry Katz