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06-18-2002, 09:17 PM
This is one I did of a fellow student reviewing her work by a really neat tributary in Central Park. Its the first time I've been able to get the bark to look like real bark. I first thought the backrun looked good as peeling bark but now, I'm not so sure. I'm still debating whether or not to put something on the right, it looks a little empty.

Comments and critiques much appreciated.


06-19-2002, 12:32 AM
This has such a Sargent feel to it. I think it could use another figure seated on the ground leaning against the tree or I would just crop right up to the left side of the tree. Just my opinion of course


Rich Williams
06-19-2002, 12:59 AM
Looks like you have a winner here.


06-19-2002, 03:45 AM
You have your focal point with the young student, I wouldn't add anything else . it would just distract,
Love the lost edges on the right,


06-19-2002, 06:15 AM
This would be very appealing hanging on somebody's wall. Very inviting.

06-19-2002, 07:22 AM
beautiful!!:clap: :clap:

06-19-2002, 07:54 AM
Your painting has a very relaxed look, I wouldn't change anything about it. Nice.

Little Old Lady
06-19-2002, 08:14 AM
Amother nice loose park painting. The only thing I might is crop off a little of the to.

06-19-2002, 08:25 AM
Thanks Carrie, Rich, Rod, KansasLady, Gia, dj, and Joann. I really didn't know what to do with it when I finished; glad I checked here first before I ruined it! :o

Carrie, I LOVE Sargeant's oils but have never seen his watercolors - thanks for the compliment.

Thanks, Rod, for noticing the lost edges. I've been trying hard with that. I'm not a detail freak but I am a definition freak; several years of figure drawing class have gotten me to emphasize the individual forms. But I've found that in landscapes, lighting is more important than the forms so I'm trying to break out of that. :)

Joann, I don't quite follow you, a little of the to?

Little Old Lady
06-19-2002, 09:51 AM
That is what I get for not checking my posts before sending. I meant a little off the top!

06-19-2002, 11:34 AM
A peaceful scene well done. I think it is great just as it is.

06-19-2002, 12:11 PM
Lovely!! I'm enjoying the background foliage....great colours!!


06-19-2002, 01:38 PM
Wonderfully painted!:clap: :clap: :clap:

06-20-2002, 06:21 AM
Thanks for looking and commenting, Norah, em, and Sunny. Oh and thanks, Joann for the clarification; I'll crop it in Photoshop and test out new layouts.

06-20-2002, 12:39 PM
I wouldn't touch it it's got a very nice feel to this one ,excellent--------Alan

06-21-2002, 10:40 AM
Very nice, I wouldn't touch it either:) ..Karen

06-21-2002, 03:58 PM
Thank you Alan and Karen. :)