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DanaT
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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2002/PleinAirReading.jpg

Carrie
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

Carrie:cat:

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

Rich

Rod
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,

Rod.

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

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

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

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.
JoAnn

DanaT
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!
JoAnn

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

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

em

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

DanaT
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.

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

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

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