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StellaLenoir
05-16-2009, 09:41 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/05-16-2009/127582_100_4164.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/05-16-2009/127582_100_4167.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/05-16-2009/127582_100_4166.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Joy Ride
Year Created:
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Board
Dimension: 18x24 inches
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
wanting to show the depth and distance, and the light, and the happieness of the dog.<br><br>ignore the obvious paint smears, as this is a work not quite done. Car is painted in metalic paint as it is a car ;)

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
boring? or ok? whats your thoughts what is wrong ect?

Sam_I_Am
05-16-2009, 09:46 PM
I love it :) You've definitely captured the feel. I think I'd like to see the reflection in the window blurred and darkened just a little bit. While its well done, its competing with the dog, who IMO should be the star. I actually looked at that reflection before I saw the dog and realized the meaning of the title.

Great job - this is a fun painting :)

StellaLenoir
05-16-2009, 09:51 PM
good point, I had the reflection darker, but hated the way I did the trees and such and had re painted it all. so I will go back and put a darker coat on, but I dont want to blurr to much, I dont even think I know how to blur with out it being wrong??? hum will have to think lol!!

and thank you for liking my dog, I have never even drawn one before, let alone paint one.

Corby
05-16-2009, 10:36 PM
Hi StellaLenoir! Nice to see your post! What an original and interesting painting! Very unusual. A point about the reflection. Use a glaze. I picked up the color that is in the corner of the reflected houses roof behind the trunk of the palm tree. Thin it down to an extreme where it will still register but not cover the color underneath and just glaze it over the whole window. You might want to practice this on a piece of scrap painting to make sure you can do it to your satisfaction. If I am glazing I like to use
Winsor and Newtons 'Liquin' although yopu can just use your usual medium. Here is a 'workup' of what happens:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-May-2009/70790-doggy.jpg

StellaLenoir
05-17-2009, 02:45 AM
thank you Corby!! I get it!! i am crazy and would have ruined the whole thing!!! I will test tomorrow. Thanks again!! IT really does make the focus more on the dog.

La_
05-17-2009, 03:29 AM
made me smile

love the composition, unusual is fabulous when it works like this

still smiling, thanks

la

joolee
05-17-2009, 09:48 AM
How can you ask if this is boring? Its a great fun picture. I love the topic and the colours and everything about it. And it made me smile too.
Jools

maryinasia
05-17-2009, 12:11 PM
fun!

johnstires
05-17-2009, 01:12 PM
Haha this is great!

StellaLenoir
05-17-2009, 06:59 PM
:wave: :clap: thanks so much, I second guess myself alot so it is great to have other eyes that tell the truth! I like it and after a few failed dogs, palms, ect I like what ended up with a few retouches to do .

Mikey
05-17-2009, 07:12 PM
I likw what Corby has done. That dog makes me feel happy too. It's an enjoyable painting.