Originally Posted by westy1980
Wow a lot of comments from people who donít know what they are talking about. Donít take any advice from this thread. Never take advise from a person who does not paint at a higher level than you. You need to improve your drawing skills. This is the main problem I see with many self taught painters Iíd stop painting for a few months and work on drawing Excersises. You also have an issue with your values, big time. Also, you do not have a grasp on colour. After you do Loomis drawing exercise, I would move on to painting monochromeís, no colour.
Skilled painters generally have proffesional training. Iíd recommend you get some training as self taught artists are at a giant disadvantage. Itís sad. Getting a critique from someone with out a trained eye will do damage to your art which is why you shouldnít ask for critiques on this site. Good paintings have strong drawing, bang on values, strong compositions,correct edges and interesting colour work.
I appreciate your comments. Just curious where did you get the info "self taught". Also this is a new technique to me, a blend of impressionistic fingerpainting and detailed brush work.
I have asked for help on fixing this piece because of my dissatisfaction with it. Can you offer specific changes to improve?
Please see earlier post stating what I have reworked on him.