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Old 10-05-2017, 11:47 AM
lmcgovern lmcgovern is offline
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the foot bridge


Title: the foot bridge
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Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 11 X 14
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this is from a picture I found on wetcanvas

all critiques welcome. my major conce<br> is with the color of the shaded areas of the bridge. is it too light in color and should I darken it?
thanks everyone
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:08 PM
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Re: the foot bridge

Please move this to structured critiques - thanks
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:27 PM
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Re: the foot bridge

I'd like to see blacker shadows on the bridge (in the cracks between the stones) and in the background foliage. I think that would increase the realism.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:45 PM
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Re: the foot bridge

The purple shadow is nice, but it isn't clear what is making the shadow, if in front we would see the tree since as shadow reads as straight & not slanted.
It doesn't seem to be stretching across the grass at all..like from a angled light direction.. If tree is to the side , shadow would be slanted from that side.

General comments. - the left corner triangle adds nothing, I'd make the greens much darker in that whole corner to bring it forward and make a slight frame of sorts for the mid ground & bridge focal areas.
I'd be tempted to lighten the values of the background, so it looks a bit farther back from the mid ground..

I like that bit of cut away bank dirt. A tiny hint of that thru one of the arches would be a nice touch, by adding interest and relief from so much green..
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:20 PM
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Re: the foot bridge

Adding some brighter highlights to where the sun is shinning would make this painting pop.
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