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paintersanantone
12-17-2008, 04:31 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/12-17-2008/161541_In_the_Sun.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: In the Sun
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Other
Dimension: 28 x 28
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
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!

LGHumphrey
12-17-2008, 05:24 PM
Not much colour--or is it my monitor?

paintersanantone
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.

tgsloth
12-17-2008, 10:15 PM
wow
a monocolor green would be interesting to see but...
wow

Corby
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...

greensyster
12-17-2008, 11:35 PM
Terry - the modelling in this is excellent.

cbcarnell
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.

collectr
12-18-2008, 11:44 AM
Hi,

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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Dec-2008/88703-161541_In_the_Sun2.jpg

I wouldnt change anything else, I love your style. Bravo!

paintersanantone
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!
Terry