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Painter Nan
04-30-2009, 07:28 AM
definitely not friends, from a photo.
comments welcome

04-30-2009, 12:01 PM
Nice work.

Painter Nan
04-30-2009, 02:14 PM
I have actually changed it a bit, but thanks.

04-30-2009, 02:47 PM
Very nice and tropical. I like the color of your crocodile. I always change my painting a bit after posting. Seeing things on the monitor helps me to be objective.

Painter Nan
04-30-2009, 03:15 PM
I only just realized this concept of how they looked different when I emailed a photo to a cousin and she wanted to talk about it so I had to pull up the email and was amazed at how different it looked.
I should email all my painting to myself I guess.
different eyes.
any critiques out there???
I would like to improve.

05-01-2009, 10:05 AM
Nice composition.

Painter Nan
05-04-2009, 03:22 PM
I changed this quite a bit.
Please send any advice.
Is it too much color? Bad composition?
How to improve?

05-04-2009, 10:58 PM
neat concept!

05-05-2009, 01:26 AM
Your color adds to the tropical feel of the painting. It is nice! :thumbsup:


Painter Nan
05-05-2009, 08:45 AM
thanks, any advice for improvement?

05-05-2009, 09:53 PM
Hi Nancy, this does have a lovely warm tropical feel, but you've captured the tension between the croc & the bird. Normally I wouldn't advise slicing right through a painting with a branch like that, but in this case it works because of the way you've used the colour. I am curious about the colourful background - does it represent something specific or is it intended as more of an abstract element? Either way, I like it! I think it could perhaps be improved by enlarging the bird in the foreground so that the croc becomes an ominous background element. It might also serve to enhance the depth of the painting.

Painter Nan
05-06-2009, 06:30 AM
this is the first time I have done a background with just color and I really did not know what I was doing. I just did not want to do detail bushy leaves which is what was there in dark green and muddy colors.
I was worried about the branch but thought it was Ok but not sure why.
I think I will enlarge the bird.
thank you very much for the help.