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MRSBB
12-10-2007, 01:00 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/12-10-2007/114956_SCHOOL_AT_LOCHIEL_AZ3-400.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/12-10-2007/114956_SCHOOL_AT_LOCHIEL_AZ.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/12-10-2007/114956_LOCHIEL_CAR_IN_THE_VALLEY.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Lochiel Arizona (Ghost Town)
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Gouache
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 8 x 10
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
On a recent sidetrip to the old towns along the a<br>Arizona/Mexico border, we took pictures of all the deserted buildings and cars, etc. The old school at Lochiel has one of the biggest cottonwood trees I've ever seen in Az. I've included 2 reference photos but added an old 53' Chev truck in this painting.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
All C/C welcome. This is my first attempt with gouache paints. I like them, especially as they don't dry out as fast as acrylic and they flow more like an oil paint.

mooz49
12-11-2007, 04:11 AM
Hi Lenore. That must have been a brilliant trip .... I love old cars and buildings etc., I am absolutely no use at giving a critique and I think the car is great :thumbsup: ...... but my eyes keep jumping to the tree for some reason...... maybe if it was a lighter colour the car would stand out more ...... but don't listen to me .... wait for the experts ..... :lol:

MRSBB
12-11-2007, 06:00 PM
Thanks for the comments Mooz49. Think I will take Your advice and lighten up the front of that tree....Keep having fun................Lenore

Corby
12-12-2007, 01:20 AM
Very nice MRSBB! I love those old cars and old towns as well. Put the two together and how could you lose! The gouache seems to suit you well. The yellow maybe could be paler and browner but it still works. The tension between that fabulous fifties Chevy and the tree could be averted by pulling the tree just a bit to the left and letting the tail end of the truck overlap it. Then strengthen your shadows under the truck! I hope you do some more in gouache!

MRSBB
12-12-2007, 03:18 AM
Thank you Corvus. I am updating the picture. Took Mooz advice and lightened the tree, which seems to bring it a little more to the left. Still have to add more shadow as you suggested under the 53' Chev truck. I am having so much fun with the watercolors and also the gouache paints. It almost makes you paint in a more free flowing style, but I do like the control of the oil paint. Did the highlights help?

MRSBB
12-12-2007, 03:21 AM
Hope this one works