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gordon
03-01-2000, 03:40 PM
I think I have finally got it!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/sunrise.jpg
Well it has taken me quite a few tries but i think I have got the hang of it now.

This one is called Sunrise.20"x16" Acrylic on Galeria paper.
Please pull it to pieces.

Thanks everyone for the comments and I must say that I agree with most of them.
It is of course a farm track in the foreground.
Perhaps I will have anothe go at this one.

Gordon
Gordon.

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Gisela
03-01-2000, 05:35 PM
Hi Gordon
The sky is really fantastic! Also a nice sense of distance in the scene. I'm curious as to what that is in the center foreground though...? Is that a road that suddenly ends or some sort of hump? Outside of that, the painting is quite lovely.
Gisela

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Electra
03-01-2000, 05:41 PM
I second Gisela's critique. The sky is breathtaking. But I too am confused by that thing in the middle. if it's a road, it looks more like the inside of a pipe that has been cut in half longways...

But I love the rest of it. Beautiful work.

Phyllis Rennie
03-01-2000, 08:09 PM
I was wondering about that too--what is it?

oleCC
03-01-2000, 09:12 PM
Nice job ! Fix the problem in the foreground
and depending on what that is, adjust the shadows to fit the sunrise...and think you are "good to go" ! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

irene clark
03-02-2000, 07:58 PM
Hi Gordon,
Truly wonderful sky. Love those clouds. You've caught those golden goodmorning rays in their finest hour to be sure.
As for the canal in the foreground, I believe that to be a farmers drainage ditch, or maybe even the indentation from the comings and goings of farm machinery, tractors, combines and the like. Am I correct?
Anyways, I didn't find it out of place, because I know I've seen that in many places around where I live in farm country.
Besides, I could hardly move my eyes from the sunrise.
Keep up the goodmorning skies,
Sincerely
Irene Clark with a heart for art.

henrik
03-03-2000, 08:01 AM
Wonderful, on the canal thing...
I think you can take the left side of it away, an possibly open up towards the field beyond - now you have a closed section in the front.

bruin70
03-03-2000, 05:43 PM
"please pull it to pieces"

DONE!!!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/pull.jpg

actually, the only bothersome thing is that the tree gets lost. that's a very complex area,,,with all the branches and complicated cloud formation....milt

CarlyHardy
03-03-2000, 07:03 PM
Well with Bruin pulling it to pieces and me losing it....Gordon you should have a great painting if you can find it again and get it back together!
chc

CarlyHardy
03-04-2000, 12:53 AM
Well, Gordon...just shoot me!!!
I don't know how but after downloading and changing a few things on your painting...I was going to post the change and it popped into your original paintings place! And I don't know how to undo the problem!

Any way...I loved your painting..but a couple of things bothered me...the white snow coming down in the pronounced triangle shape and the ditch ending in another triangle shape...I put the snow into shadow and opened up the end of the ditch and added a few straggly weeds on the left of the ditch.
I hope you can put your other pic back!
carly clements

henrik
03-04-2000, 06:05 AM
Opened up this thread - and wowoa - it didnīt look the same; somehow the edits I had imagined were already there - in the original !!??! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

(CHC, I made the same mistake as you did...)