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Old 03-23-2012, 01:14 AM
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Kalingarayan Canal

Dear members,
Started my next work in oil on canvas. 24X16 inches. This time , an irrigation canal in my locality. Few words about it. This canal is a 700 year old mud walled canal constructed by a local chieftain , in a twisting coarse is still irrigating thousands of hectares of farm land. This view is near its origin, which is an s-shaped bend in its coarse...Planning a series on this theme and this is my first one.. Your useful critics and comments are welcome.

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This really looks serene Saravanan. Good job. I am really interested to see how you take this. How were you able to lose the ink drawing?
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Re: Kalingarayan Canal

What a beautiful scene and a lovely composition with so many elements and a lot of perspective. You have turned round the drinking animal which is good because he leads into the picture. The dark tree left is very heavy...I suppose because it is.... but for the purposes of the picture it may need to have a few features to break up the solid quality. Where exactly is your light source? That of course will have implications with shadows and reflections.

Can't wait to see this develop.
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I agree - youve got a lovely serene feeling with this one. Like the openness youve got with the empty sky and expanse of grass. Leads the eye into the cool of the water.Arnie
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:47 AM
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Re: Kalingarayan Canal

Thank you, Linda... for the kind words. Yes, I agree, its always difficult to paint over a satisfying ink drawing....

Thank you, Margaretta.. for your indepth review.. Yes .. I turned the animal as it tends to lead us out of the painting...I agree, the tree is a bit heavy.. Traditionally the trees should be done more transparently.. Learning it and have to do a lot of landscapes ..Light source is the morning sunlight which is behind the tree.. Thats why the dark tone...

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Coming up nicely, the subject choice is wonderful, when is the next stage coming up?
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Saravanan, I like the depth and distance you have created with the soft background, you are learning so much and your work is improving out of sight. Can't wait to see this finished! Your sky is amazingly smooth and well blended, and your colours choices are very subtle indeed. Unique! Keep going, looking forward to seeing the next stage! Cheers and keep smiling Debs. =))
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Re: Kalingarayan Canal

Dear members,
Its quite a while from my last update.. Posting now after working on the coconut trees in the background and foreground.. A lot of work is remaining in the waterbody and foreground grass.. Hoping to finish it soon..

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Saravanan,

Your drawing is wonderful.

There is a very serene feel to your painting, it is very good

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Dear members,


It has been a long time since the last post of this work. Managed to finish the painting yesterday. Critics and comments are welcome..

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reminds me of somewhere I have been, done so well!!!
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This is wonderful! What colors are your different areas: sky, foreground greens, water, so on?
It's very evocative, very peaceful.
you have a wonderful talent.
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Re: Kalingarayan Canal

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What a beautiful scene and a lovely composition with so many elements and a lot of perspective. You have turned round the drinking animal which is good because he leads into the picture. The dark tree left is very heavy...I suppose because it is.... but for the purposes of the picture it may need to have a few features to break up the solid quality. Where exactly is your light source? That of course will have implications with shadows and reflections.

Can't wait to see this develop.

Well done! I like this very much but agree with Margaretta about the dark tree - yes it is against the light but think you do need to break up the solid feel a bit.

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Thank you all dear members for your valuable feedback..

Dear moderator, can you please shift this post to open critique forum as I am not able to post in the same.

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