View Full Version : Passage of Red Skeletons
05-09-2002, 04:36 PM
Title: Passage of Red Skeletons
Year Created: 2002
Dimension: 1 x 2 1/2 feet or close to
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
This painting is based on the phrase "skeletons in the closet" .
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I would really appreciate any feedback concerning this painting. Seriously.. rip me apart... i need it. I want to make these things better.
05-11-2002, 11:01 AM
I like this painting a lot, it's very spooky. I like the unusual red skeltons, and the little white beasts that seem to be crawling around everywhere. The whole thing is very imaginitive.
At first I thought there was something odd about the perspective, but it may just be that the photo was taken at an angle. Was it? It looks like it the way the corners of the canvas angle down on the right side. Is it possible for you to take a picture straight-on?
The biggest thing that caught my eye was the way the blue of the water isn't repeated anywhere else in the painting. I like the vivid blue, but I think it'd balance a little if you repeated that blue somewhere in the upper part of the painting, even just a little touch. You've got the red of the skeletons balancing on either side of the painting, and then touches of red repeated in the water and in the top part of the painting, but the blue is just a big mass that sits at the bottom of the painting. I don't have a very good image editing program, otherwise I'd fiddle with it for you to try and demonstrate what I'm talking about. Hope I explained it well enough in words.
05-11-2002, 07:42 PM
Yes the image was taken slightly askew. I was forced to do that to avoid a glare. I plan on taking better pictures soon. Thank you very much for the comment on the blue. I didn't really think about how the blue was so isolated. It's actually purple but it does look blue from the picture. I think i will work some of the blue purple into the upper area of the painting. Again thank you very much for the constructive criticism. I get so little of that around here.
05-11-2002, 08:35 PM
You're welcome! I only wish I could come up with some other useful comments. I'm still pretty new to giving critiques - still learning how to be analytical when it comes to paintings. If you do alter it, or even if you just take a better picture (like you said, one without the glare), please post it! I'd love to see it.
vBulletin® v3.5.8, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.