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billmahler
10-08-2007, 08:41 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Oct-2007/111636-dinnerfortwo.jpg

Acrylic 10X24 on canvas
Does the compositon work?

Fozbot
10-08-2007, 08:54 PM
not for me but that's just MHO. i'd crop some off one side or the other so the vase/flowers were not centered.

Lady Carol
10-08-2007, 09:35 PM
This is nicely painted. I have to agree about the composition and it would benefit from a crop on the right side almost to the edge of the vase.

billmahler
10-08-2007, 09:54 PM
Carol and Fozhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Oct-2007/111636-dinnerfortwocropped.jpg
Thank you for your input. I knew I had a problem here and I needed some ideas.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Oct-2007/111636-dinnerfortwocropped2.jpg
I have to restretch this canvas anway, so I can do pretty much what I want with it.

Which one works best?

Margaret 59
10-08-2007, 10:55 PM
I prefer the second one.

billmahler
10-09-2007, 10:48 AM
Well, the ulitmate critic-in-charge has rendered her verdict.
My wife likes the original crop, so that's it!

Fozbot
10-09-2007, 12:33 PM
well, there ya go, Bill!:lol: it's really is a great painting.:thumbsup:

Gilberte
10-09-2007, 01:14 PM
The first one of your second post looks perfect to me !

Lady Carol
10-09-2007, 03:26 PM
I have to agree with Gilberte. The first crop. The second crop just seems too squashed.

Charlie's Mum
10-09-2007, 04:31 PM
My vote would be for the first crop too - because I like the shape of the flower group and then the whole group in that one :D
I do hope this the one your wife likes too! (as opposed to the original painting!)

Nice painting too - like the muted colours.

billmahler
10-09-2007, 06:22 PM
Thank you everyone for your comments and suggestions. That wide format came about when I scratched a previous effort on that canvas and scouted around for a setup that would be appropriate for it.
As I look at it, I think that the unusually wide format adds something to it, so I'll follow the head critic's advice and leave it as is.

ranunkel
10-12-2007, 11:29 AM
Lovely painting. I like the second crop.
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artinthebush
10-12-2007, 11:58 AM
When I saw your first image, I thought "Wow". I do like the first crop, but your original picture is stunning. Go with your gut and what you think is correct. We didn't put a single stroke of paint on your picture. I think you are a great artist.
Bob

billmahler
10-12-2007, 02:01 PM
Bob and Marianne
Thank you both for your kind words.
Bob- I did that. This one has been signed and I'm off to the next one!