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djstar
08-07-2002, 05:11 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/08-07-2002/1730_ducks1.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: "wadda you lookin' at?"
Year Created: 2002
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 14x11
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
well, not sure I made it work.
Too much background in my estimation and I think I am not one for lakes.


MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
any redeeming social value?
dj*

giniaad
08-07-2002, 09:12 AM
he-he-he

lovely

you needed the background
to balance the forground
but, I think you really knew that
at least instinctively

redeeming social value?
let's not get political:rolleyes: :D

futurebird
08-07-2002, 09:30 AM
I was bit by a canada goose when I was kid this strikes fear in to my heart. They are very formidable.

I think it's not the background, but the ground that's odd... I wonder why I dont see more of it behind the geese sine I'm looking down.

Naris
08-07-2002, 09:52 AM
The goslings and purple are too much in the background, I think your first instincts were right. You could move the goslings down or eliminate them altogether. They compete with the impudent goose in the foreground - let him (her?) hold the show.

djstar
08-07-2002, 12:35 PM
Laughing loudly out loud!!
I have a photo of exactly the same crop.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Aug-2002/ducks1b.jpg
I was thinking of just re-stretching to an 8x10!!!
Great minds!!!
dj*

jerryW
08-07-2002, 01:00 PM
just covering the green triangle in lower right helps tremendously.

TScottDove
08-07-2002, 02:09 PM
Terrific renderings and the water looks great.

If you're going to crop, lose more foreground and keep the goslings. In the original, I get more of a sense of being there. In the second (cropped image) it's just about some geese.

re: social value - nothing wrong with something just being pretty to look at. In fact i think we could use more of that today.

artbabe21
08-08-2002, 11:32 PM
Beautiful water & personally I am more fond of the first, uncropped one. More spacious feeling, I feel cramped in the cropped one and I like the purple in the water.

Cathleen~;)

mame
08-10-2002, 12:50 PM
An "anonymous"/anybody's painting. Where'd djstar go in djstar's current work?

djstar
08-10-2002, 01:06 PM
I almost wrote a long defense but it may just be that you are commenting on my lack of signature.
Actually, I was wondering WHAT exactly, the djstar-ness of it all is?
Before I get all defensive, I am taking it as a complement and would like input as to what I may be perceived as.
Please....
dj*

mame
08-10-2002, 01:13 PM
I gotta start using those smiley faces.....

I'm like most admirers of particular artists. We hate it when you change/evolve. I have looked at your work and said, "yup. dj". Strong, self-confident, highly skilled dj.

This stuff looks more exploratory, tentative, anonymous. I personally think you're way beyond "practice" paintings.

Take with a grain of salt a smiley face and an "ignore Auntie Mame":)

Ceu
08-11-2002, 01:25 AM
lOVE IT djstar. thanks for the smile that you gave me while looking at this:)

djstar
08-12-2002, 07:44 PM
It is a bit too blue, the grass and rocks a a bit more vivacious, but the substance is better.
I see the birds as real things now, is it any improvement?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Aug-2002/3ducksscan.jpg
dj*