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12-17-2008, 04:31 PM
Title: In the Sun
Dimension: 28 x 28
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
I tried to convey how bright the sun was at midday on this cactus.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Any comments and c and c welcomed!
12-17-2008, 05:24 PM
Not much colour--or is it my monitor?
12-17-2008, 05:41 PM
No, I did it with black, white, and unbleached titanium. My original intention was to use transparent glazes of color but I left it black and white.
12-17-2008, 10:15 PM
a monocolor green would be interesting to see but...
12-17-2008, 10:19 PM
it 'reads' well value wise...but how I miss the color. Its absence was almost a physical pang. The title. It lead me to expect a sunny day, instead I got gray overcast...
12-17-2008, 11:35 PM
Terry - the modelling in this is excellent.
12-18-2008, 01:14 AM
You can tell a lot about how successful a painting is when you see it in black and white, and this certainly is a winner! It would be stunning in color.
12-18-2008, 11:44 AM
I love your technique and your color choice however I don't like the composition. The flower is too centered and the dark area in the foreground is very distracting, I found myself trying to figure out what it was. I find this arrangement much more pleasing and focused.
I wouldnt change anything else, I love your style. Bravo!
12-18-2008, 02:58 PM
Thank you all for your comments and thoughts on my painting. I learn more from a few sentences here than I would spending hours trying to fix or make it better on my own. I did several monochromatic cactus paintings intending to glaze with color, but all the energy was gone to do anything else after. I love color more than anything. I appreciate the heads up on composition!
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