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Old 03-07-2018, 01:04 PM
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Country Spirit

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Title: Country Spirit
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Medium: Oil
Surface: Linen
Dimension: 11
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
This is a painting of a country music guitar player. I tried to give it an atmospheric quality. I may add a few impasto strokes in select areas to give it some pop.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Any comments would be appreciated, particularly on color, composition, and values.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:20 AM
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Re: Country Spirit

I really like the atmosphere you have created and the way he fades out into the background.

The only small critique I may have is that his face could use a bit more contrast to stand out..
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:56 AM
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Re: Country Spirit

Thank you for your comments and I understand how you would think the face needs more contrast. However, I noticed that the photo shows less contrast in the face than the actual painting. In the actual painting, the face tone is the same as the arms and I hesitate to darken the face more.
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:16 PM
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Re: Country Spirit

It's really nice. Maybe you could define his sleeve a touch more on the right arm (the one strumming). For a second I thought the lower half of his arm was floating in nowhere detached from his body. Or maybe just change the background colour near his sleeve slightly so it doesn't blend in quite so well. I really like this painting, great job.
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:11 PM
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Re: Country Spirit

I made a few minor adjustments based on excellent comments and took a better photo without glare. Hope it looks better.

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Old 03-12-2018, 08:16 PM
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Re: Country Spirit

There's a lot to like here, with the pose, outfit and look. Very enjoyable mood. My only suggestion concerns the right arm (his right). You might consider darkening the background a tad to make the shirt sleeve stand out more. The same arm looks as though the radius and ulna have been broken at some time. Maybe check the contouring there. Apart from that this is quite lovely.

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Old 03-12-2018, 10:21 PM
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Re: Country Spirit

Excellent job.
I can hear the music.
Those of us who are not Michaelangelo, paint the hands too small in relation to the rest the figure.
For your next one, paint the hands ridiculously large. They'll still be too small.
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