View Full Version : Strolling in the Autumn Sun

09-29-2006, 11:20 AM
This is an Acrylic painting I did today on canvas panel board, measuring 7" x 5 ". I still have some tweaking to do, and now that I have seen it on the screen, I think I need to flatten the shadows out a bit more. I would welcome all C&Cs please, as I don't want to varnish it until I have it as right as possible.

Val. :wave: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Sep-2006/38312-Acrylics_--_Autumn_Scene_5_inches_x_7_inches_--_2..jpg

jeff m
09-29-2006, 12:39 PM
Hi Val,
When I opened this my first thought was oil :) (colour, I think)
I love the colours and I like the "light round the corner" which is a inspirational.

If you have a small brush, perhaps a little shadow left side left figure to seperate body and arm (elbow).

09-29-2006, 01:26 PM
Thanks so much Jeff. I'll certainly get my tiny brush out and fix this. I enjoyed painting this one because of the bright, happy colours.

In real life, the painting isn't as dark as this. It has more light in it.

Val. :wave:

09-29-2006, 03:28 PM
What a cheerful painting! I really like it. Maybe a touch of highlight on the shoulders.

09-29-2006, 03:56 PM
Lovely! :)

09-29-2006, 11:39 PM
lovely autumn colours and shadows in this Val. My six yr old daughter wants to tell you she thinks your painting is so beautiful.

09-30-2006, 01:11 AM
Annette -- Thankyou so much. Yes, a touch of highlight on the shoulders is something I missed, so thanks very much for picking that up.

Marcelo -- Thankyou Marcelo. I appreciate you taking time to reply.

Ruth -- Thankyou so much -- it was a cheerful scene to paint. Please give your little girl a big ((HUG)) for me, and tell her I am so happy she thinks the painting is beautiful. I think she is beautiful for saying so too.

Val. :wave:

09-30-2006, 04:48 AM
wonderfull autumn colors Val!
i can feel the sun through the trees
the figures need a shadow on the ground,left like the trees

09-30-2006, 09:32 AM
Hi Val....nice painting...apart from the ideas mentioned...i would extend the path the pair are on to diminish along with the light part...i love the autumn colours.:thumbsup:

09-30-2006, 01:25 PM
Hi Val,

What a lovely painting - I adore the colours!

The only thing I'd suggest is to maybe add some shadows for the figures - I love the shadows you've done for the trees, this works really well.

So glad you shared this!


09-30-2006, 11:03 PM
Hi Val, I can't add anymore advice than what everyone else has already given, but I just wanted to say I really love this and you've captured the Autumn colours and feeling so well. Zoe

10-01-2006, 01:53 AM
Thankyou so much Bobbo, Carrie, Alison and Zoe. Your input is so much appreciated. I am hoping to tweak this some more tonight, and then I will post again.

Val. :wave:

10-01-2006, 05:59 AM
Thankyou to everyone who have given me such helpful tips on this painting. I have tweaked it, taking in to consideration all that has been mentioned (hope I haven't missed anything), and this is an update. Hopefully it will now be ready for varnishing, but I will wait for a while incase there is anything else to be worked on.

Val. :wave:

Oh dear, I've just had a look at the Image, and I've put too much highlight on the poor girl's shoulder and she looks shoulder-less on that side, so I'll correct that.


10-01-2006, 09:24 AM
I think your painting looks great and I like the touches you added.


10-01-2006, 07:36 PM
Thankyou Ann -- very much appreciated.

Val. :wave:

10-01-2006, 07:48 PM
OH yeah! This looks great! Shadows and highlights really made your figures come alive. This is a lovely painting!

10-02-2006, 04:57 AM
Thanks so much Annette -- so glad you like it.

Val. :wave:

10-02-2006, 06:34 AM
A lovely happy piece Val. I like the way you took the flat look away from the figures. Well done. :clap: :clap:

10-03-2006, 12:26 AM
Thankyou so much Dorothy.

Val. :wave: