View Full Version : Desert Snow Scene, cross post, please citique
10-19-2007, 06:48 PM
Hello! This painting is not yet complete. It is a 20 x 24 on canvas. I would like some feedback before I complete it. Is there enough difference between the foreground and the background? If not any suggestions? It is a challenge with so much snow. In addition, should I add another smaller saguaro closer up in the foreground? I would appreciate any feedback. I painted this to make into my Christmas cards this year!
10-19-2007, 06:53 PM
I cant offer any feedback in the area you want . But I can tell you I would be so happy to recieve this card from you. I think this is beautiful and anyone you send it to i think will agree.
10-19-2007, 07:53 PM
I think it's beautiful. I can see the distance between the foreground & the background.
10-19-2007, 08:22 PM
sign it! this is stunning, truly good work.
10-19-2007, 09:54 PM
I can definitely see a difference between the foreground and background mostly due the fact that there is a lot more definition and detail in the foreground. I don't know how distant you want those mountains to look, but if you want to look like they're very far away, you might want to add more light blues/purples to the exposed part of the mountains. They appear pretty close up to the foreground (but the painting does not look "flat"). It could just be the computer that makes it look like it to me, though.
I don't think you need to change the composition, it's just about perfect to me.
I'm not an expert and still need to improve a great deal on my own work, so I don't feel very qualified to really give a good critique.
But, I think you did a fabulous job on this piece!. :clap:
I think this is lovely.. I just put it on my computer as background....
10-20-2007, 01:24 AM
Thank you all very much for your wonderful comments and feedback. I am flattered that you would put my image on your computer background Pete! That's great!
10-20-2007, 05:46 PM
Just sign this and get it to the printers. Your Christmas list folk are very privleged! Is this by chance near Ventana Resort during one of Tucson's rare snow falls?
10-20-2007, 05:52 PM
Thank you so much! Actually the photos were taken by a friend who lives near New River, North of Phoenix.
10-20-2007, 06:08 PM
If this is your idea of "incomplete", then I am humbled beyond words. My only suggestion would be to sign the damned thing and quit tormenting those of us with less talent. ;)
10-20-2007, 11:48 PM
Stunning is a good word for this. Cold is another. (ha) Makes me think of what is on it's way. Great depth is this, very good piece to get lost in.
10-21-2007, 03:53 PM
WOW, I am quite shcoked by all of this amazing feedback actually. I guess we are all so much more critical of our own work. And Roger, what are you talking about "those of less talent". I just checked out your website and you blow me out of the water! Lucy.
10-21-2007, 04:58 PM
This is a stunning piece, so much to take in. Makes me want to put on my boots and wander through it. Great depth and distance. beautiful!
10-22-2007, 05:08 PM
Another beautiful work! Definitely will look for your stuff!
10-22-2007, 11:17 PM
I just got to this a littl late but I think it is beautiful and like someone said, take it to the printers!
10-23-2007, 01:09 PM
You have got to do some glicee's of this. I bet they would sell in no time at all. The depth of this painting is wonderful and I love the lighting in the piece. Your attention to detail in the foreground is perfect.
10-23-2007, 08:29 PM
Hi Lucy............i Finally Got On The Wet Canvas After A Month Of Trying. Your Desert Snow Scene Is Beautiful. Sign It And Know It Is Perfect.lenore
10-23-2007, 09:54 PM
Very nice. Warm coloring for a cold scene. Lovely. Sign and print.
10-24-2007, 01:34 AM
Thank you all so much. As for the Giclees, it is being "captured" for this as we speak. Hopefully you are right and it will sell well. I am doing a demo at the gallery Nov. 15th and will take the painting down there along with my couple other new ones as well. Wish me luck!
10-24-2007, 08:29 AM
Good luck with the demo Lucy! You'll do great. This painting is wonderful and everyone on your Christmas card list should consider themselves to be very lucky.
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