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susme48
11-23-2007, 01:41 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/11-23-2007/51170_mndweds2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/11-23-2007/51170_mndadwed3b.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: My Parents Wedding
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Board
Dimension: 11x14
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
This is the beiginning of the painting; I do know the worst mistake I made was in sketchiing and painting my mom first, I had to make my dad a bit shorter than the ref photo so that his head fit on the canvas. I am still trying to get a few more details on the colors of the flowers, and trying to decide if i want to keep the uniform somewhat blurred like in the ref photo, or more detailed as I know it could be. I know I need to work on my mom's eyes and make them a tad bit smaller, not sure whether to make dad's more like they are, or leave them shadowed as in the photo.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I guess, just let me know if I am on the right track or not.

thomas w
11-23-2007, 08:34 AM
You did a good job capturing the subtle flesh color around the woman's shoulders. I like the overall feel of this, it has a nostalgic quality.
Thomas W

allanom
11-23-2007, 04:22 PM
It's a nice translation of the photo into a simple painting. Since it's a portrait -- and likeness is important -- I'l say that the likeness of the groom is excellent, however, the bride's face is a bit too round and the eyes too far apart. I've made some changes on the attached version: narrower face and eyes closer together.

Cheers!

Allan

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2007/4031-momNdadwed3b.jpg

susme48
11-24-2007, 12:38 AM
thomas w, thank you for the kind words; I actually felt better about the flesh tones this time, because I started with a green base, as some of the tutorials and books suggested, and it actually does help, even tho' they look a bit strange at first.

Thanks, allanom, that is definitely an area that needs work; I knew something was wrong with the eyes, and that helps me see it better.

I appreciate everyone's help.

susme48
11-24-2007, 03:25 PM
Had just a few minutes this am, while my hubby and son were busy...hope I am still heading in the right direction...trying still to keep my tweaks small...so they are potentially able to be fixed.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Nov-2007/51170-mndadwed4b.jpg

allanom
11-24-2007, 03:53 PM
Yeah, I'm good with the tweaks. Well done. Nice piece!

susme48
11-27-2007, 10:06 PM
Taking a deep breath, I adjusted the chin only enough to "dim" white spot on the left side, detailed the flowers just a bit. Unless someone else sees something that I don't, I actually believe I am finished. I think I can leave it alone now.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Nov-2007/51170-momndadwed6.jpg