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01-05-2006, 09:35 AM
Title: A Little Time for Solitude
Year Created: 2006
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
this painting was done with a grisaille first with glazing.
Please give me some feedback i can bounce off of.
I work long and hard on this one.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I am interested in feedback on composition, color, mood, etc
01-05-2006, 09:49 AM
Hi ... the shapes and colors are so well done but having the "horizon" right thru the center of the painting bothers me..... could your draped cloth blend into the shadows more to raise it or could you change the angle from which your worked.... I guess I'm from the "old school" that doesn't like to see paintings that are cut in half. That's just me! I love the colors you've used and the open book is wonderful. ;) Donna
01-05-2006, 04:58 PM
You worked long and hard on this one! Nice finish. You have an interesting blend of curves and lines; a variety of surfaces - cloth, paper, ceramic, wax... nice grouping.
01-05-2006, 08:26 PM
Very nicely done. Love the foreground. The background is taking away from the fg. Very controlled and lots of technique. Can only get better.
01-06-2006, 02:20 AM
It a good piece of work. And glad to see you working with the grisaille.
The background cast shadow is interesting and at the momment the most dominant element in the structure. And I feel it's too dark. If a harsh light was on the objects lighting them this way, with a cast shadow as dark as this, and as close to the subject depicted here. A very short picture plane to the wall. You would expect to see reflected light in the shadow wall, or at least some modulation in the cast shadow. I think some sensitive adjustments to that shadow and its edge treatment would greatly increase the depth of this work. I think the slight suggestion of copy in the book would also add some variety. The subtle gradations in the left side vase shadows and modeling and the handling of the rose are beautiful. The compsition to me is fine, for I see the split horizontal at the top ofthe cast shadow on the wall. The mood is set by the hard and full light on the objects, and would think color is controlled by so much intense light. So the real color notes are in the rose and background.
Just my opinions, thanks for sharing your work. :wave:
01-06-2006, 03:49 AM
Nice work. The foreground is lovely. The arrangement of objects is interesting. Agree with Gaugin about some suggestion of text in the book and some work on the shadow. The other thing I noticed is that the candle base does not seem grounded in relation to the pitcher and book.
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