View Full Version : Two Bridges--opinions needed with direction

02-13-2008, 09:58 AM
This one is finished, I think (painting-wise, that is...)--I was going to put it in the Watercolor Plus gallery but I'm not sure which way to present it so I thought I'd ask for opinions first. I've uploaded all four directions it could go...1st one is where it actually looks like 2 bridges; then, I rotated it upside down, left, and right. Just can't decide which way looks best--opinions would be greatly appreciated. C & C always welcome too...

Details: Watercolor w/white ink (pen) accents on Arches 140 lb. HP--10 3/4" x 12". Colors are pretty close...this is cropped from a larger painting (full sheet). Need help with the direction of the other painting that I cropped from the same full sheet--can't post more than one a day here tho so it will have to wait until tomorrow, I guess.

Hope you like it! Let me know what you think...thanks!
(hope this isn't too large)


Upside Down

Rotated Left

Rotated Right

Horizontal (upside down tho...)

02-13-2008, 10:19 AM
:wave: HI! Michele, I like the second presentation, but then it doesn't read as bridge, very modern, how does it look horizontal?

02-13-2008, 10:40 AM
Per request--I added a horizontal version to the 1st post. It's upside down and a little dark tho...hope that helps.


02-13-2008, 08:04 PM
I definitely like the first version best! It could be bridges, circus tents, a city....lots of things!


02-13-2008, 08:45 PM
First one for me too..... might have been the last but can no longer stand on my head so will never know :D

02-13-2008, 10:52 PM
I like the first one best, too. For some reason it seems more "finished" that way.

02-14-2008, 12:42 AM
Thanks to everyone for responding--still undecided but the first two definitely seem to be the way to go...

Marianne--I really DO like the second one alot; as you said, it doesn't read as bridges then--not sure that's really important in the long run tho. This is a very different style for me--much more abstract than I would normally paint--but it was fun. Thanks for the input.

Patty--don't know why I never even thought of circus tents--cool idea. When I first started it (while it was still on the full sheet), it WAS going to be more of a cityscape but one that was on another planet.

Gibbs--thanks for your input; it does seem more "finished" that way but I'm still not sure whether I want that kind of look. That's why I'm interested in others' opinions...I kinda like a more abstracted version but still unsure since it's not what I normally do.

Jaytee--here's the NON upside-down version for ya...(and anyone else who's interested) Thanks for commenting.



02-14-2008, 06:14 AM
The first time I looked I thought the first one was definitely the one I liked best, then I looked a second time and realized that I also liked the second one a lot. So I think either #1 or #2 would work well.


rue d'oak
02-15-2008, 12:11 PM
Definitely the first. There is enough to clue my eye into "reality" even though you have not painted in "realism" that I like the sense of playfulness with the bridge theme. Much will have to do with your title...if "bridges" is included then I think we need to see bridges at some level.