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cagathoc
04-05-2000, 01:19 PM
got it!

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Cindy Agathocleous

"What if imagination and art are not, as many of us might think, the frosting on life, but the fountainhead of human experience?" - Rollo May from The Courage to Create

henrik
04-05-2000, 01:19 PM
Two souls - one thought - while you were posting arlene I was editing http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Here I have just pushed colors around - the tree is now more to the center and there is air to the right of it. As you can see I added some compositional stops here and there to stop lines going of canvas - it's terribly smudgy, but I think the idea comes across.
(Sorry about butting in on this discussion this way...)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/nikon1-hl10.jpg

cagathoc
04-05-2000, 01:24 PM
Henrik, AWESOME! Thanks. You are NOT butting in!!!

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Cindy Agathocleous

"What if imagination and art are not, as many of us might think, the frosting on life, but the fountainhead of human experience?" - Rollo May from The Courage to Create

arlene
04-05-2000, 01:27 PM
As I said in the past, great minds think alike. I'm glad you "butted in." It clarified the thought process, and helps to confirm the thinking. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

henrik
04-05-2000, 07:03 PM
Hi again Cindy...
this is so much fun - I could not help myself refining this a bit more - here is another option for you...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/nikon1-hl12.jpg

cagathoc
04-05-2000, 07:17 PM
I like it like that. I guess I'll print this out and hang it on my wall!

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Cindy Agathocleous

"What if imagination and art are not, as many of us might think, the frosting on life, but the fountainhead of human experience?" - Rollo May from The Courage to Create

arlene
04-06-2000, 12:01 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/nikon12.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/nikon1.jpg

Cindy, here are 2 possibilities. In the 2nd the bottom turned into houses. In both the tree was made upright so your eye didn't run off the page. So? Of course, remember this isn't for color [or final placement] It's just an idea to show you.
www.artdebut.com (http://www.artdebut.com)

[This message has been edited by arlene (edited April 05, 2000).]

cagathoc
04-06-2000, 12:09 AM
It makes more sense with your changes. My original was a bit confusing... because I was confused from the photograph. But the tree really was crooked and I liked that about the scene.

Any way I could keep that crooked tree and still make the whole thing work?

Thanks so much for your help!

Cindy

arlene
04-06-2000, 12:39 AM
Cindy,
If you change the layout just a bit, by bringing the tree into the center area slightly, then I think you'd be alright with leaving it crooked. The problem was it was leading your eye right off the page, and in your original piece, IMHO, I think you'd be better leading it up, then around.