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01-02-2008, 08:50 PM
Happy New Year around the globe. Here is a little painting I have been working on for the past few days. I was done on Strathmore 300 series 140 lb paper, so was more difficult. Before I call it quits, I would love your input. Thanks, Kayhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jan-2008/117702-Atrium_edited-1.jpg :evil: :cat:
01-03-2008, 06:36 AM
It is lovely just as it is, but I think you could punch up the shadows in the foreground area on the ground and on the wall on the left side which would make that sun-filled area beyond the doorway glow with light even more.
There seems to be a good deal of reflected light on the right side wall though and your shadow under the curved part of the arch should be consistent with that.
Is this from a photo you took in Europe somewhere? It looks like a building in Italy or perhaps Mexico????
How large is it? Hard to tell just by looking on the screen.
01-03-2008, 06:39 AM
Unusual view, as you have strong side illumination if the flowers in the courtyard, I would consider darkening the shadow in the foreground passageway, retaining some reflected light:
01-03-2008, 07:27 AM
Sometimes a picture is worth a 1,000 words. :lol:
Doug has shown exactly what I was trying to describe. See how it makes the atrium stand out even more now. :thumbsup:
01-03-2008, 07:58 AM
Doug, you are such a shadow magician. You made my painting come alive. Thank you so much.
Yes, Silvia, it is a picture I took in Spello, Italy. I was on my way to the WC and spotted light at the end of a corrior. Upon closer look, I found this lovely atrium.
The painting is 9x12. After a little shadowing, I will enter it in our Capitol Hill Arts League show titled "Night and Day".
01-03-2008, 08:01 AM
Here is the reference photo. K
01-03-2008, 04:49 PM
Well, I tried the shadow, darkened the wall on the right and added a little yellow wash to the one on the left and viola:http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jan-2008/117702-ATRIUM_3.jpg
THANKS AGAIN!!! KAY
01-03-2008, 05:21 PM
Beautiful finish, Kay. I think the deepened tones add a lot to your painting.
That is a beautiful reference photo, btw.
01-04-2008, 08:34 PM
I like your interpretation; nicely done and interesting thread.
01-04-2008, 09:37 PM
Once again, thank so much. K
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