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Teresa's Treasures
04-18-2009, 09:32 AM
I am doing this landscape that I would like some C&C on. I want to know if the shadow behind the tall grass is correct and the flowers in bg.
Ref photo: Making some adjustments
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2009/147288-boulders1.jpg
Here's the painting. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2009/147288-boulder7.jpg
Will be adding more flowers today and post later this afternoon.

gaykir
04-18-2009, 10:08 AM
The only thing that is bothering me is the tall grass itself. It's too even and too straight. It could use some contrast too. Otherwise it's an interesting style. The flowers work for me.

noodle1
04-18-2009, 10:39 AM
Like it! Think tho that there might be a bit too much shadow, if you break it up a bit under the tree think that would work better, and lower your tall grass and
agree too even and straight, give it a bit more direction and movement.
If you have a mind to I'd darken some of the areas in the background so the
trees and bushes will jump out more and you get better depth. Flowers look great. I can imagine sitting peacefully under that tree and enjoying them.

Elaine

LavenderFrost
04-18-2009, 10:48 AM
If it was me, I would add more rocks instead of worrying about the shadow.

Are you using white to lighten your greens? Try using yellow. Sometimes both yellow and white work too.

Li'l Brown
04-18-2009, 11:13 AM
Doh, I just typed a reply and then erased it somehow.

I think if you can take the above advice into consideration, you can really come up with a nice piece here Teresa. I particularly like the rocks and the shading of them. Agree that you might try lightening the green with different shades of yellow for variety. Will be watching for an update.

Jesslyn

Teresa's Treasures
04-18-2009, 07:51 PM
I haven't much time to work on this and will get more done.
Thank you all for your comments. I will be still making some adjustments to the bg since I don't care for how I did it. I have used some yellow and white on the tall grass and I will make it different heights by tomorrow. As I was working on the painting my mom wanted me to do something for her so I didn't get a chance to get anything else done but the iris in the foreground. It's not done. I will post another update tomorrow. Your comments are most appreciative. Here's the update. C&C are welcome.
I have used yellow only in the tall grass. I haven't used it in the foreground grass. Tho I will be adding some to it. Thanks for looking
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2009/147288-boulder9.jpg

Li'l Brown
04-19-2009, 01:46 PM
The grass is a lot better now :)

Teresa's Treasures
04-19-2009, 07:03 PM
L'l Brown Thank you for your response. Here is another update. What do you think of the shadow in the bg. What about the flower in the foreground. I am not sure if this is finished or if there is more I can do to this. There are things I can see to do but I don't want to over power with the foreground flowers by adding more. C & C are welcome.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Apr-2009/147288-boulder9_001.jpg

*dee*
04-19-2009, 07:16 PM
Teresa, I would work on the rocks some more. Right now they look too uniform in color, texture, and even size. My eye seemed to stall right there...because it doesn't look quite "right".

There was a wonderful MTM class on rocks & sticks...browse through it. With a bit more work this painting can be just enchanting. A link to MTM Classroom...Sticks & Stones...... http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=544403&highlight=classroom+Rocks+Sticks

Also, with the rocks...I think you need to pay closer attention to the direction of the light source.

Lady Carol
04-19-2009, 08:04 PM
Theresa, I have to agree with what dee said. The rocks look a little unfinished. I would also work on the background trees and blend the lighter spots of colour a little more into the darker green.

You have done very well.

Teresa's Treasures
04-20-2009, 02:17 PM
Dee I went to change some of the rocks and I hope they look right. I did take a look at the sticks and stones forum thanks for recommending that.
Lady Carol I changed the back ground tree under the big tree and made it darker since it's under that big tree. Thanks
Here's an Update:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2009/147288-boulder10.jpg

loobyteacher
04-20-2009, 04:24 PM
I like the texture of your brush strokes and the vibrant color. One thing that I notice is that I am having trouble figuring out what the focus of the paining is. The flowers in front? the rocks across the middle? they seem to be fighting for importance. You might consider selecting one to standout and making the other less important.

Lady Carol
04-20-2009, 06:39 PM
The rocks are a definite improvement as is the tree under the larger one.

Well done. You are getting there.

Dcam
04-20-2009, 07:34 PM
iIthink you are doing very well....terrific start and I agree with my friends here at WC. remember when you have your leaves in the bright sun, they get more YELLOW green and when in the shadows, more BLUE green. Warm colors advance and cool colors recede. best wishes, Derek

Teresa's Treasures
04-20-2009, 08:39 PM
Colleen Thank you for your response. The painting will be based on being peaceful and serene.
Carol Thank you for your input
Dcam Thank you I appreciate your response.
Here's the update. C & C are welcome.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2009/147288-boulder11.jpg

idylbrush
04-20-2009, 11:31 PM
This is coming along nicely. Great idea to put the iris up so close. Great draw.

OkeeKat
04-20-2009, 11:42 PM
Beautiful! I too like the iris up close, gives it a more indepth look!

Teresa's Treasures
04-21-2009, 10:49 AM
Idylbrush Thank you for the compliment. First Iris I ever drew.
Okeekat Thank you I thought it also gave more indepth.
I thought about adding more but wasn't sure if that would overwhelm the painting. I thought maybe it would overwhem it. What do you think? I am going to leave it for a day or two and see if there is anything tweeking to be done yet.

Teresa's Treasures
04-25-2009, 05:59 PM
I was dum I varnised this landscape without signing it. Is there a way that I would be able to sign after varishing the painting. It has two coats already on it.

LavenderFrost
04-26-2009, 12:02 PM
I would sign on top of the varnish, and then give it another coat.

Nice finish, by the way. I really like the irises.

Teresa's Treasures
04-26-2009, 01:14 PM
Thank you LavenderFrost for the comment about the irises. I will sign the painting and varnish again.