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MelindaEnglebrecht
04-16-2009, 02:45 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2009/185713-finished_tree_painting.jpg
This is the first one in a long time... struggling. Any help I can get would be appreciated. It is symbolic of my current relationship. Thank you.
Acrylic/pastel 4-feetx2-feet.

rudiratlos44
04-16-2009, 03:30 PM
It is a wonderful symbolic work. Great. I like the fantastic colors in the tree best.
Regards
Rudi

*dee*
04-16-2009, 03:40 PM
Melinda, welcome to WC & Acrylics!

This is wonderful!! And big! I love the colors you chose to use & your style! :thumbsup:

IMHO, if you're struggling it doesn't seem so to me. What seems to be giving you trouble?

MelindaEnglebrecht
04-16-2009, 03:55 PM
Thank you Dee. BTW I checked out your work - love it.

I think I am struggling because I paint very quickly now (this painting took maybe an hour), and it feels very sloppy. My older work was maybe more technical? But had very little to say and I have no desire to combine the two styles. So I wanted to know what my peers thought of it... I really do not know what to think... other than I enjoy painting in a more primary fashion? I guess it just feels better, though I am very unsure.. yeah I guess that is it.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Melinda

idylbrush
04-16-2009, 04:10 PM
I find this very appealing and I enjoy much of the symbolism. Great color palette.

As far as sloppy goes, it has to be in the eye of the beholder or the artist and to my eye there is little that is sloppy here. It seems quite filled with intent.

As far as refinement goes, that will come, takes time and lots of painting as far as I can see. I think this is a great start. Can't wait to see more.

Continental
04-16-2009, 04:27 PM
The color harmony is wonderful in this!

MelindaEnglebrecht
04-16-2009, 05:01 PM
Thank you for your kind words... I am endevouring to work on my current project which is very much the same as this one, just slightly different emotional view with an additional topic added.. we shall see.

J. Lee
04-16-2009, 05:28 PM
I like this! Especially the colors in the tree. Nice job and welcome to WC!

susme48
04-16-2009, 05:56 PM
Welcome!! Love this!

gaykir
04-16-2009, 07:26 PM
I admire you for starting large! It's full of movement and life. Many of us are back after a long time so don't odd. Just keep at it!

chammi kaiser
04-17-2009, 06:20 AM
I like your style , love the colours and don't find anything 'sloppy' about it. Looking forward to your next one.

arl
04-17-2009, 06:36 AM
Wonderful colours and style.

LavenderFrost
04-17-2009, 11:31 AM
The colours are great, and I really like the way you did the tree.

MelindaEnglebrecht
04-17-2009, 07:04 PM
Thank you for your encouragement. I am about 1/5 way done with the next one. Does anyone know what style/catagory my work would fall under? If I fall under a style/catagory? Thanks for your advice...

Melinda

OkeeKat
04-18-2009, 09:26 AM
Hello Melinda and welcome to our little corner of Wet Canvas.
Great painting, Looks like a new beginning growing from old. excellent!!!
Hope to see more of your paintings! Keep up the good work!!

noodle1
04-18-2009, 10:42 AM
Welcome to the forum, very nice painting. I like the symbolism and like everyone else the colors, I think you did a fine job on this!! Can't wait to see more.

Elaine