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KatM
03-27-2008, 05:59 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/03-27-2008/110463_Little_Spirit_Tree_from_Pic.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: The Witch Tree
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 20 x 16
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
I have been painting for about 2 years now. This piece was the fourth piece I did. I am a retired math/computer teacher and had tried pastels and watercolor in my college days (too long ago to mention). I never did oils and am enjoying it immensely<br>I painted this from an old post card. It is a 500+ year old tree at Grand Portage, Minnisota. <br>The Ojibwe people call it 'The Little Spirit Tree,' but the early settlers called it 'The Witch Tree.' <br>

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I would appreciate any comments to help me with my painting.

artbywr
03-27-2008, 07:09 PM
It's lovely! The detailing of the witch tree itself is very well done. Perhaps some more detailing in the lower left rocks is all I might suggest.
Wendy

D.W. Flint
03-27-2008, 08:29 PM
Nice job on this one. Pretty amazing for no experience with oils.
Welcome to retirement with quite a few others of us on this site.
Keep painting and let's see some more...

thomas w
03-28-2008, 08:21 AM
Looks great, except for the trees on the left, could use some more detailing. The tree and the water are terrific.
Thomas W

KatM
03-28-2008, 01:52 PM
Thanks for your comments. You have given me great encouragement.