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11-25-2009, 05:16 PM
This is one of my older pieces. It has been sitting in my studio for a year. Need to put some more info or interest in this piece. 14" x 18" Acrylic. Started with a plein air direction. Then I added the deer. I think I need to lighten the areas both warm and cool. Any ideas anyone?

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!!




11-25-2009, 09:37 PM
I Love the folage.. it is missing something.. how about a rabbit in the middleground , in the sunny area just to the right of the second tree from the left.. might help. Just a though.. or a fawn!

Love the thanksgiving joke! THANKS!
Happy Thanksgiving to you also!

11-26-2009, 12:21 AM
Rabbit would be funny!! Going to work on the piece tomorrow. I think I have the time to paint.

11-26-2009, 10:47 AM
I like it just as it is!

Charlie's Mum
11-26-2009, 06:23 PM
Some very good painting in this Jim.
I think I'd like to have seen the deer a little further forward, but that's just me! Your use of the medium is lovely!

11-26-2009, 06:48 PM
I think the piece is very good. One thing I noticed is the tree that is to the viewers right of the deer (the one on an angle touching his butt) looks too dark / warm for the plane it is on. It is the same intensity as the foreground trees. I would just cool / grey it to push it back.


11-27-2009, 02:07 AM
As to size of the deer--- your right!! I had painted it and then after I was done, I looked at it and it was a bit large!! I could work on that but I think I will wait on that. With acrylic I can go over easily. Was thinking about making the trees bigger. Thanks for the critique on that. I agree.

I worked on it a bit today. I see the area that you are talking about. Changing values and color helps. I worked on it but it still neads some change. I did put reflected colors (blue) That changed things a bit all around. It sure is fun changing and moving with acrylic!! I checked out both of your webs. (Maureen-- Ian) Very good!!! Landscapes are great and the animals!! Thanks for the critique. Will still work on that piece. My camera was not what I wanted it to do but here is the change. Suttle changes.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Nov-2009/21877-PB266032s.jpg

Thanks again folks!!

chammi kaiser
11-27-2009, 10:05 AM
Love those trees Jim and the light on the water.

11-27-2009, 12:12 PM
What a beauty , your painting style is excellent, like Chammi I too, love the trees,, beautiful.

11-27-2009, 01:33 PM
Thanks everyone!! Will have to leave right now but I just saw your posts. Have a great day everyone!