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Marge Wms
09-08-2007, 04:44 PM
Don't know if this is all I want to do or if I should stop where I am?

C & C most welcome..

Marge

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Sep-2007/93967-Mountain_flowers1.JPG

gaykir
09-08-2007, 08:25 PM
I think you may be struggling with two different points of interest. The painting nearly stand on it's own without the wildflowers. Then you are trying to add them perhaps a few in the very left foreground would be enough. Beyond that I think it may be overkill - just develop that left foreground and see where that takes you.............just my humble opinion.

Marge Wms
09-08-2007, 08:49 PM
Thanks, Gayle! It is a bit much, isn't it! I felt like I was fumbling in the dark part of the time. I'm so used to using a beautiful photo for my inspiration and this one is different. I'm giving myself assurance that it's okay to make a few mistakes in the process of learning! Marge

Nomad_Ca
09-09-2007, 02:34 AM
Nice scene..
My eyes went from the mountains to the trail going uphill..back and forth..back and forth..
Hope that helps .

Marge Wms
09-09-2007, 09:27 AM
Yes, Paul, I think you are right. I hadn't really thought about the path of the eye on this one. Guess I just got sidetracked by nitty-gritty details.

If I put a focal point in the lower left hand corner, that would detract from that path, wouldn't it? Sometimes I feel so MUCH like a brand new "newbie"!

Marge

jan409
09-09-2007, 11:11 AM
I agree about the path, it leads the eye away from the Mountain. It should curve to the Mountain. It is a wonderful painting. I love the colors. Jan

LavenderFrost
09-09-2007, 04:19 PM
I can't help much with composition, but that sky is so beautiful!

Marge Wms
09-09-2007, 08:46 PM
Thanx, Michelle! I needed that!


I've put this on the back burner for now and will look at it again in a few weeks. I'm preparing for a private showing of my art here in my home, for family, neighbors and friends. No time for problem paintings right now.
Marge

Marge Wms
09-10-2007, 09:49 PM
I think this is about finished now and is much improved!

Tell me if you think I'm right? C & C always welcome! Marge

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Sep-2007/93967-Mountain_flowers_final_00001.JPG

Marge Wms
09-10-2007, 11:01 PM
Having another look at this, I think the photo is much darker than the painting itself! I'll get a better photo in the natural light tomorrow. Sorry about that... Marge