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Old 05-16-2019, 01:26 PM
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Small (6x8") Oil - Feedback

Although I like to paint in acrylics now, it is fun to try oils (H20 Oils) now and then. This is one that I have worked on this morning. It is a bit juicy and hard to photograph. I will need to put it down for a day or two before I make corrections. I see a few adjustments that I would like to make. Any Suggestions? C&C Welcome

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Re: Small (6x8") Oil - Feedback

It looks simply perfect to me Gary. I love this kind of country landscape, the main tree is beautiful and the warm colours of the path that are in other areas of the painting are very special too. Oils really are lovely to work with. I know acrylics dry quickly but.......
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Gary - Once again your signature style is clearly apparent in those lively brushstrokes & I love that sloping landscape design & the inclusion of pink flowers dotted across foreground grasses.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:59 PM
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Re: Small (6x8") Oil - Feedback

It already looks good as is. Not sure I would change too much.
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:33 AM
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Re: Small (6x8") Oil - Feedback

It may be small, but it packs a mighty punch! I love your brushtrokes here, Gary. When I looked at, I couldn't find anything wrong with it, either. The whole thing is super and your colours are beautiful. What are you planning to change, out of interest?
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Lovely little painting. Put me in the camp with those that think no more changes are needed.
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I agree - don't touch! A beautiful little gem
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It's lovely Gary, if it were mine I'd call it done. Very charming painting!
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Love the directional brushstrokes is this. Beautiful as is...
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Re: Small (6x8") Oil - Feedback

Thanks everyone for your kind remarks. Overall I am happy with this painting.

The changes that I am contemplating:

- There are some poor planned sky holes in the main tree.

- The dark plants at the bottom of the picture are a distraction, at least to me.

- The main tree seems unbalance. I believe that trees not subject to pruning by man tend to be balanced (though not symmetrical).

I am trying to learn to "proofread" my work.

Thanks again. Gary
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Nothing wrong with the planned minor tweaks, but just don't lose those strong lights and colors! Very sunny!
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Wish you would hear us Gary. Your painting as it is, is very 'fresh and painterly'. It has 'life', these are the qualities that all of us artists are trying to achieve each time we paint.
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Gary,

I think this is wonderfully painted. Really beautiful and lovely brushwork. I think you assessed the tweaks you need to make fine, but it would be brilliant without doing anything! This is a minor tweak I would suggest -- In the sky on the right side of the main tree you have the sky divided into to equal parts by the one cloud that is partially showing from behind the tree on the far right. I would either move that up or down so the sky is not in two equal parts. Again this a minor critique. You could choose to leave it and the painting would still be wonderful.

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Re: Small (6x8") Oil - Feedback

Thanks Matthew. I will try to hold the light.

Thanks again Caroline. This painting was never spontaneous and fresh. The red tree on the right started as green (in real life too) and was the focal point. I sometimes become paralyzed with fear of changing a painting that I think has some good things. I know that change for its own sake is not a virtue but ...

Thanks Randy for you kind words. Same sizing of different things is a long time fault of mine. Now that you mention it, those 2 blue areas in the sky look like pant legs. I will try to fix. Debra (Mtnrunner) used to mention that to me. She has a great thread right now in the Southwest Forum: "Cow-a-Palooza"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show....php?t=1464697

Thanks again to everyone for your encouragement.

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Real Fine painting. Convincing light and color. I agree with you about the foreground plants. Maybe because they are the same value as the tree shadow?
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