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jonesbf
04-18-2009, 04:30 PM
It's been forever since I've actually finished anything. Here is my latest acrylic 16" x 20". Critiques and comments are appreciated.

halthepainter
04-18-2009, 04:36 PM
I love your painting. I'm not sure how I would personally classify it. Is it romanticism with just a hint of the Surreal.

There is something about the tree that, to me, suggests the surreal.

I find the overall painting quite enjoyable and charming.

I also find it enjoyable that your tree is almost a complementary color to the grass and hillside. I guess it's the color of the tree that made think of the surreal.

If someone were being picky about composition they might mention that the apparent center of focus (the knot in the tree) might be a tad close to the right edge of the painting, but I wouldn't do that. :wink2:

MCARTERMLB
04-18-2009, 04:40 PM
Excellent Work! One To Hang On The Wall And Enjoy Every Day.

Flattwo
04-18-2009, 05:12 PM
Super painting I really like the tree, its looks alive!

Henry

susme48
04-18-2009, 06:44 PM
Wow, I really like this!

Raymo
04-18-2009, 07:24 PM
Ohhhh, I like this ! :clap:

I can spot a Yarnell fan a mile away.

Mz_Sketch_Pad
04-18-2009, 07:36 PM
i love it as is

purplepansey
04-18-2009, 08:05 PM
I do feel the sense of loneliness looking at it.

AndyMcC
04-18-2009, 08:07 PM
Wow, there's so much I like about this, the soft background, the gnarled tree, the reflection, great job :)

gaykir
04-18-2009, 09:23 PM
Very nice Benjamin! I too think it's surreal.

AlisonsArt
04-18-2009, 09:41 PM
This is amazing. Well done.

Alison

arl
04-19-2009, 09:06 AM
Wonderful. I really like the colour mix.

vickilyn
04-19-2009, 09:10 AM
Brilliant piece of art, well done. Lyn

Shirl Parker
04-19-2009, 11:04 AM
If I could afford to buy paintings, this would be first.

LavenderFrost
04-19-2009, 01:08 PM
That is beautiful!

Lady Carol
04-19-2009, 08:07 PM
Wow. This is fabulous. I think all that is missing is a bird or something like that. It feels very desolate but then I guess that is what you were after.

old_hobbyist
04-19-2009, 09:38 PM
The title says it all. Great rendering.

jonesbf
04-20-2009, 10:53 AM
Thank you all for the comments. More critiques?

idylbrush
04-20-2009, 11:55 PM
Great blending and sense of space and depth of space. Like the color palette immensely, soft but not weak. Was it with intent that the landscape has an almost claw feel to it? Works well for me.

OkeeKat
04-20-2009, 11:59 PM
Beautiful scene, amazing background! Excellently done!!

nurciuoli
04-21-2009, 12:07 AM
Love it! Love it! Love it!

roadrunner4
04-21-2009, 12:41 AM
love the reflection in the water
there is a sence of loneliness
maybe some depression-because
of the black hole, but it is beautiful,with a
serrne,quiet calmness-an early morn-
ing feeling

rudiratlos44
04-21-2009, 04:35 AM
Great, love generelly the loneliness in the painting and especially the tree.. My first impression was this painting is alike Jerry Yarnell. Have you learned from his technique? I am a beginner in acrylics and I use his very helpful instruction books. What kind of paints you use?
Regards
Rudi

jonesbf
04-21-2009, 09:22 AM
Was it with intent that the landscape has an almost claw feel to it? Works well for me.

That wasn't the intent, but it fits with the feel I suppose. I fought with that embankment for a long time before I decided it was as good as I was going to get it.

jonesbf
04-21-2009, 09:29 AM
My first impression was this painting is alike Jerry Yarnell. Have you learned from his technique? I am a beginner in acrylics and I use his very helpful instruction books. What kind of paints you use?
Regards
Rudi

Yes, I am a Yarnell fan. I'd wanted to move from drawing into painting for a while, but it wasn't until I ran across one of his books that I made the leap and got started. I use W&N Finity. PM me if you want to go into more details on my journey into painting w/ Yarnell.