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arl
04-18-2010, 09:04 AM
First, I had difficulty in getting a proper image of this painting. The lights/yellow orange are too dark. Every time I try to adjust the image it throws other colors off. This painting is on 8 by 10 inch canvas. It is based on an image in the RIL; thank you al22. I wanted to use mainly ultramarine blue and orange in the clothing. All comment are appreciated. Thanks.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2010/114108-two_workers0001.jpg

arl
04-18-2010, 09:29 AM
I did some work on this image in Photoshop trying to make the yellow more orange and lighter. This image still isn't accurate but I think it shows some of the luminosity in the original painting because of the use of complements.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2010/114108-two_workers0001_adj.jpg

Faded
04-18-2010, 10:14 AM
I like this, wondering if some deeper shadows behind the workers might add some depth to it. Great use of colour.
-David

M Douglas
04-18-2010, 01:20 PM
Nicely done! I can feel the heat!

The camera is not always our friend when it comes to photographing our paintings is it.

Melodie

arl
04-19-2010, 07:15 AM
Thank you for your comments. It was frustrating trying to get an image of this painting.

ladypainter
04-19-2010, 08:08 AM
I really like your work. It has a very different and definite style about it and looking at this piece it appears you are perfecting it. Nice work.:thumbsup:

arl
04-20-2010, 06:02 AM
Thank you Elinor.

gopalv
04-21-2010, 03:58 AM
Arlene, I would guess the painting hasn't photographed well, because of the glare from the fire you've re-created on canvas using the various shades of yellow. Like Melodie mentioned the intense heat from the fire is very evident in the colours you've used in the overall painting... :thumbsup:

plec
04-21-2010, 07:02 AM
excellent piece Arline, really strong compostion, as has been said before I think darkening the shadows would help a lot.
Ken.