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12-16-2009, 03:04 PM
Have painted this many years ago. Had to work over this piece. Still working on it. Any ideas? The painting was boring. Had only two geese. I hadded the third one. Any critique would be great!! Thanks all.

12-16-2009, 03:27 PM
I think the painting is wonderful - great composition, great color - nice treatment of the greens - the painting has movement and lets the viewer enter the painting and make up their own story. Nice reflections is the water and nice touch of sky. If I were to make a suggestion, and I'm reaching somewhat, I would like to see a hint of shadow under the bird on the viewers left and pehaps the hint of a shadow under the bird towards center who appears to be landing. The line of trees act as a pointer to direct the viewer around the painting - my opinion it is a wonderful piece!!

12-16-2009, 04:04 PM
beautiful and very color-wise inspiring painting

12-16-2009, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the critique!! (The Shadow Knows!!) Good idea!! Will work on that!

12-16-2009, 07:20 PM
Oh now I love this one!! Fabulous!

12-17-2009, 05:06 AM
I actually like it but if you really want ideas I would take out those trees in a row close to the water and allow the meadow to shine and give the ducks more light to shine in.

12-17-2009, 05:28 AM
Beautiful colours and composition.

12-17-2009, 11:59 AM

12-17-2009, 08:26 PM
It's very nice, Jim...well done. It has an "old" feel about it. Don't be so hard on yourself...you've done a great job here!

Georgi :cat:

12-18-2009, 12:37 AM
The painting is well composed, I think. What will help it most is improving the values contrast. Take the middle goose as an example: his body is roughly the same value as the lake behind him. if the lake was brighter and the goose was a bit darker, for instance, it would create a great sense of depth in the painting. Seprating the geese from the background this way will also help create a feeling of motion and emphasis in the painting.

12-18-2009, 01:00 PM
Great idea. I do not like the one on the right. I was thinking about popping the area of the goose with some light or the lake. Thanks for the tip!! Thanks a bunch!!