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Old 04-11-2012, 05:05 PM
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This is the very 1st painting I did with a photo as a reference a few years ago. I found it in the reference library on this site. It's oil on a 20 x 24" canvas. Let me know what you all think...
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:17 PM
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There is a lot of work in this Todd, and I think working from a reference was a good idea! It is good to work along with and follow others paintings on the tutorials etc to get experience, but I do like this one better than your others, it shows your style and technique which I think is very good! like this painting very much. =)) Cheers Debs.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:43 PM
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Re: Antique Shop

I agree with Dezby -- in this painting we see your own interpretation coming through, your brush strokes, etc. You're on the right track, trust your instinct even as you learn by watching demonstrations by other artists. One can learn a lot from demonstrations but you have demonstrated the talent to use your own vision of what you see shine through your work.
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Re: Antique Shop

Without looking at your ref photo I am guessing you have done a very nice job of copying the photo. While this is technically well done it lacks excitement because there is no variance in hues and values within each of your major planes. Other than the shadow of the light post there is little indication of the sunlight coming into this square. I'd take it into photoshop and play with it. Add some strong oranges or purples and blues or whatever colors speak to you and see if you can bring some life into this. Think about reflected color and where you might add more of the pink of the walls into the grey cement and the red from the jacket and green from the leaves.
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Re: Antique Shop

your brick work is amazing. are you a free mason?
the shadow is throwing me off. Does the building have a big hole in it to let the sun come through to make the shadow of the poll? the building would be casting a shadow too. in fact everything should be casting a shadow or be grounded with some type of shadow. great start, now just keep it going and you will have a masterpiece in no time.
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your brick work is amazing. are you a free mason?
the shadow is throwing me off. Does the building have a big hole in it to let the sun come through to make the shadow of the poll? the building would be casting a shadow too. in fact everything should be casting a shadow or be grounded with some type of shadow. great start, now just keep it going and you will have a masterpiece in no time.

About that pole shadow. It wasn't in the photo but I just threw it in there to make the painting look a little better. I hope it didn't ruin it by doing that. I do see what you're saying though. Thanks for the compliments too....

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subject is pleasing...composition is well done...
perhaps shadows are confusing to some,,,but these little side streets are such...and everybody knows the best deals are on the sidestreets....
shop looks empty...s'pose all the stuff is at my house...yd
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Overall the work is lovely. I would put some more shadows so that there will be some excitement. Just the shadow of the pole is not doing justice. Also I would take up the shadows on the wall of the shop too...

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