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Old 02-22-2017, 08:43 PM
cwboswell cwboswell is offline
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Use to denote nudity/mature subject matter Mary and Jason

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GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Mary and Jason
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 36x48
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Any critique on individual proportions is appreciated however, the overall proportions of the figures in relation to each other are intentional.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Any advice regarding composition, color, brushwork, contrast. Any criticisms and advice are greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:04 PM
August West August West is offline
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Re: Mary and Jason

What I see immediately when looking at this piece is that most of the picture plane is covered in similar values. Pay particular attention to the fact that the figures and the background are mostly very similar in value. This creates a lot of competition for attention. Closely related to that is very similar chroma throughout the picture plane, and again this creates a lot of competition for attention.

I would like to see more variations of the yellow/blue and red/green interplay like in the top right and bottom left. Those passages are stronger than other parts of the background.

Strong points of the work:

*nice warm/cool contrast
*nice complementary color contrasts in previously mentioned areas
*nice psychological hook
*reminds you of a Gauguin/Picasso hybrid

Edit:
When I first posted my comments, I was looking at this on my phone.

After looking again on a big screen, the value issue that I mentioned isn't what I thought it was initially. Having said that, I would still push for as close to a full range of value as possible. Some lighter lights would really give this piece a boost. More dark darks would also.


Last edited by August West : 09-16-2017 at 09:17 PM. Reason: A second look
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