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Old 03-26-2010, 07:15 PM
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LIttle Cloud Study

Hello,

I wanted to practice painting clouds and did this little study. Oil, 6 x 8 inches.

Any comments and criticism welcome.

Thanks for looking.

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Nice work John. Interesting and lively colours for the clouds.
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A lot of movement in this one, your getting with it!

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Re: LIttle Cloud Study

Unbelievably sweet. Clouds are fun to use to compose a piece. I can see that you consciously tried to show their rhythm here, and to me that's all you need. The boldness of this is just nice.

The scale here works as well, to show a large composition in a smaller canvas size. I am a bit concerned about those "very darks" in the trees. Yes, they do give lots of contrast to the sky, but I'd think they would lean more possibly dark blue or violet given the golden hour conditions here.

Keep on truckin! This is a nice piece.
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Re: LIttle Cloud Study

Thanks everyone for looking and posting your comments.

Kyle, I think you are absolutely right. The dark in the trees would look better if it were a dark blue instead of the black underpainting showing through. I appreciate you pointing that out.

Thanks again for looking!

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Bright, bold, and energetic! I love it! Very nice John.

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Love it!
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Re: LIttle Cloud Study

There is a nice rhythm in the sky and the swirling brush strokes are descriptive as well. In fact there was a Dutch chap used to do that a bit
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Nice color in this.
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I really like the surface texture on this- did you use a knife?
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beautiful colour, and I'd say ya nailed that cloud man!!
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Re: LIttle Cloud Study

Beautiful color and texture. I don't mind the dark shadows on the trees, but the red roof seems out of place. It's not repeated anywhere else and it's smack dab in the middle.... hmm. Otherwise, great study, the clouds are wonderful! Ruth
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:28 PM
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Re: LIttle Cloud Study

I think this painting is really great in its simplicity, freshness, spontaneity. The red picks up the warm tones in the sky and creates a triangle of warmth. It could be toned down, but I think its placement is important. It also seems to anchor the warm right side of the sky as it moves to the cooler left.
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Re: LIttle Cloud Study

Hello everyone,

Thanks for the feedback.

Jessica, you asked if I used a knife. I didn't, I just used a brush.

Thanks again everyone for your comments!

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Nice one love the thick paint
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