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05-04-2009, 12:19 PM
This is a real perspective challenge for me. There seems to be more going on that meets the eye. Of course my dyslexia, stigmatism and the fact that I am color blind doesnít help either. Or maybe it does. Any thoughts, ideas, or help very welcome. 24 x 36 acrylic on canvas. WIP C&C always welcome.

05-04-2009, 12:25 PM
Are you really colourblind? Because you do use nice colours. I like this painting.

05-04-2009, 01:17 PM
Very well done - has a thirty-ish look about it, which goes well :thumbsup:

05-04-2009, 08:14 PM
Well done!

05-04-2009, 08:57 PM
Eric this is beautifully done! Think your composition is great, all the challenges you seem to face have not in one way interrupted your talent..way to go!


05-04-2009, 10:44 PM
i think it helps its lovely

Margaret 59
05-04-2009, 11:02 PM
I agree with all of the above.

05-04-2009, 11:36 PM
I certainly agree that I cannot see where your challenges are hindering you in any way. You are using color very well and it seems to me a well rendered painting, including composition and perspective. Hope to see more of your work soon.

05-05-2009, 08:39 AM
Wonderful work and colours.

05-05-2009, 08:52 AM
Beautiful work.

05-05-2009, 01:52 PM
This is really nice! This is actually in my neck of the woods as I live in northern Santa Barbara County.

The only suggestion I have would be to convey a more distanct feeling behind the bridge. From my computer it sort of reads as though the bridge is setting up agains the mountain side, which of course in real life it is not doing that at all, but spans an open area.

I am not sure if glazing the land behind the bridge with some cool colors would help this or not...would have to spend some time experimenting...maybe someone will give this some thought and share their suggestion...

Thanks, Pam-

Bob Rooney
05-06-2009, 12:10 AM
Nice job, and the colors look fine to me.

05-06-2009, 04:47 AM
I love your colours, my daughter is also colourblind, and uses mainly lovely soft 'vegetable' colours.
This is a lovely painting.

05-06-2009, 10:33 AM
Eric, just thinking of you today and hope that you have no problems from the fire that started yesterday! Pam

05-06-2009, 10:50 AM
Love the colors Eric, and the trees and distant hills. Love the very warm tones on the bridge and elsewhere. For being color blind you are a fantastic colorist. The perspective on the bridge looks off. It appears to be leaning a little but it's a minor issue. Great work!

05-06-2009, 06:41 PM
Wow! Looks like most of you liked this. I donít think I have ever had this much reinforcement before. Iím defiantly throwing away the carrots and switching hands. Here is the latest so far. I have lightened up the sky some. Tried to get the arch to look right and played with the background some. When I drive over the pass the valley opens up before you, a defiant change I want to convey. If not with this one the next. Thanks so much for all your comments.

05-06-2009, 07:45 PM
ahhhh - wow, that really brings the bridge out very nicely! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

05-07-2009, 02:34 AM
Eric, very well done! I really like the changes you made! Really did a Nice job in opening up the canyon! Pam

05-07-2009, 06:16 AM
Overall a wonderful painting Eric!

05-07-2009, 01:19 PM

05-07-2009, 02:00 PM
Iíve run out of white spaces and have to put this aside for now. Thanks so much to everyone that left a comment, great help. Thank you. Finished for now.