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01-13-2006, 09:02 PM



Title: Any suggestions ? (Automne/Fall)
Year Created: 2005
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 24X30 inches
Allow digital alterations?: No, please :)

Started with a photo I took myself but halfway went with the feel and inspiration of the scene coming alive.....I like to do that. I walk back every 2 or 3 strokes to see what is happening.

Done with rags and knives on stretched canvas. You can see closer work with closeup images below.

How does this make you feel ? Where is the focal point to you ? anything you think will make this a better painting is welcome.

01-13-2006, 09:05 PM
Oops! :eek: that last close up is much bluer than purple/brown like in real life. Sorry about that. :rolleyes:

01-14-2006, 05:44 AM
Great feel overall I like the feeling of color and movement. Perhaps you could create central focal point at the back of the trees by darkening up the background to add the feeling of depth.Great work.

01-14-2006, 08:57 AM
This is elegant and I liked the blue against the umbers and oranges! I think I'd just brighten the back area that is lighter and turn that into the focal point... as though there is a "light at the end of the tunnel".... that would give a depth and mystery to the painting..... I think it's very lovely!!!! Donna

01-14-2006, 12:39 PM
I would not alter anything in the painting and risk losing that gorgeous invitation to come for a walk! You almost have a focal point that could be developed. Notice your large tree on the right with the dead stump protruding from it...In your first over all view of the painting you actually have a human figure there. The stump forms the legs (white trousers) the configuration of yellow leaves right above it forms the torso and the head is black with a cap. I would develope this image...add another... (a conversation perhaps). If the torso color were for example turquoise, what a "zap" of color for a focal point!

Dana Design
01-14-2006, 12:47 PM
Linda, this is so beautiful. The focal point for me is that wonderful orange on the forest floor. I wouldn't change anything on this painting. It's scrumptiously finished, IMHO.

01-14-2006, 05:30 PM
You are all so nice to have taken time to look and comment this painting. :clap: Thank you. :)
I really appreciate it.
Thank you for your observations, suggestions and thoughts.

Now I must find time to look at your work and share. :wave: