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Old 03-02-2012, 12:27 AM
nolagal nolagal is offline
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Garden Guest (resized picture)


Title: Garden Guest (resized picture)
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Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 10 x 8
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

Just started working in acrylics, this is my second piece from a nice spot in my garden

Any feedback welcome!
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:22 AM
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Re: Garden Guest (resized picture)

Blurry photo, hard to judge. Nice composition. I like your wood grain and bird feeder. I think your leaves appear dry and choppy, the shades are not blended well. But it's acrylics, so you could blend some more colors on top. Also the bird appears to be all one shade of red. I'd add hints of a cooler and warmer red, just to make it pop with more interest, and add some shadows/highlights.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:58 PM
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Re: Garden Guest (resized picture)

Hi Nolagal, I think it is a very nice painting, but I agree with Allison about the leaves looking a little dry. maybe they were meant to be, but I would add a little more juicy colour to them if it were up to me. I love the bird, but I had some trouble finding his neck and beak and at first only saw the red and thought he had a little red head and no eye. Perhaps as Allison said by adding some different tones to him and also slightly lighten the area behind his black neck so it doesn't merge away completely. He seems to be leaning a little bit as if he's going to fall off so maybe his legs could be a bit straighter. Just my opinion, I do love your work and it is a wonderful composition. He is a dear little bird and I love the work on the fence and feeder, very nice. Well done and it's not too late to change anything if you want to, the beauty of acrylics!!!!=)) cheers. Debs.
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