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gaykir
09-19-2006, 02:14 PM
I'm back trying to finish this and need your thoughts. I like the soft coloration (which looks much better than the photo shows) but can't decide if the grass works even though it was that new spring grass color. Would it work better if I toned it down a notch?:confused:
Any other thought's would be appreciated.
Gayle

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Sep-2006/56079-78_Bob_Swegle.jpg

amurphy
09-19-2006, 02:30 PM
Because of all the grays and blues, I like the green/yellow grass. Gives it a nice sunny day feel.
Very nice Painting. Looks like a watercolor

Lovely
Audrey

kmb_art
09-19-2006, 02:31 PM
I like it just the way it is. It is a great painting!

fala
09-19-2006, 03:29 PM
Very Nice!

meganj
09-19-2006, 04:02 PM
I think the grass color works wonderfully. It warms up the painting, and provides great contrast.

gingery
09-19-2006, 04:09 PM
I like the grass as it is, because it adds a nice contrast to the rest of the piece.:thumbsup: This has a very nice feeling to it & I think you've done a great job!:clap:
ginger

Charlie's Mum
09-19-2006, 05:38 PM
Gayle, I think the colours and tones work very well in this painting - lovely light feeling to it.
My single crit would be the large, rather empty space on the right - if it's not on stretched canvas, I'd be tempted to crop it!
(Just MHO mind you! :D)

robodcr
09-19-2006, 05:51 PM
great painting

dreamz
09-19-2006, 06:46 PM
the old dude came out GREAT, I like the whole painting but cant help but wonder how it would look if the grass was brown and dry. I know that wasn't the question but it was my first thought.. for what its worth..:lol:

Margaret 59
09-19-2006, 08:08 PM
It's a lovely painting Gayle but personally I would tone the grass down a bit.....I know I'm in the minority here.

Lady Carol
09-19-2006, 10:32 PM
Grass is good. Don't change anything. I think it makes the painting cheerful.

gaykir
09-20-2006, 09:13 AM
Thanks for all your input! Maureen, I see what you are saying - I think that can be cropped when framed. Dreamz - I may have to do him again and put him in dry grass but I think sitting in the soft stuff is much more comfortable! This is a commision so I wanted to be sure the grass was not a distraction. I guess the overall opinion is that it works so I will leave well enough alone!
Than you all very much!

objectivistartist
09-20-2006, 04:09 PM
Yes - the grass makes the painting.... so no need there to change it.... warm and relaxing work.... "Meditations" .......

Robert

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