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thomas w
07-02-2010, 12:16 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-01-2010/95987_bird.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-01-2010/95987_racoon.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-01-2010/95987_D_K.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Bird
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 16x20
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
My wife took the photo again. Not sure what kind of bird it is, If anyone can tell that'd be great. I'm trying to get some pieces together for a local show and I'm going to put this one in plus the raccoon and a friend with her baby.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Anything.

rusted_art
07-02-2010, 03:14 AM
I think you could vary your brush strokes more especially directional. you have a tendency to make most of them horizontal. Varying them will add a lot of interest to your paintings. a filter in photoshop shows roughly what i am saying. keep painting. you have a lot of good things happening there. vic

tgsloth
07-02-2010, 08:33 AM
Mom and baby are spectacular. Not only well painted but a fascinating pose. The bird is an Eastern Grumpysaurus which has clearly gotten up on the wrong side of the bed. I think a bit of work around the beak can make it more beak like and less like a snarl. I also suggest that the tree trunks are a bit like twins. Working some foliage to partially hide the one on the left should get you an improvement. Best luck with the show!

Corby
07-02-2010, 09:52 AM
this is in keeping with your nice style Thomas. It is the spitting image of my fifth grade teacher Mrs Gauze ( who was anything but gauzy)...that has been a bundle of years ago! You are going to have a great show Thomas! I wish I could see it!

crazywoman53
07-02-2010, 11:11 AM
I love the expression on the birds face. It brought a smile to my face. The mother and baby are great! How many times have we seen this pose in real life and let it go by. I would like to see especially the feathers on the bird's breast and legs be painted in the direction they grow more like you have done the wings. Good luck with your show!

ThreeWolves
07-03-2010, 04:03 PM
The bird doesn't look like he is holding onto that branch very well.

Mikey
07-04-2010, 02:52 PM
That bird looks sorely displeased Thomas. I agree with rusted art about the brush. I'm sure you can do that, but you fell into the all too familar trap of trying too hard for this particular painting.