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Old 01-21-2020, 11:31 PM
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Montara Lighthouse

Had some fun with this one. See what you think. Sennelier soft pastels mostly on light gray toned Pastelmat. 9x12"
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Re: Montara Lighthouse

Love this BartC. I think I would leave out the pumpkins, as they grab my attention from the rest of the painting.... but I love your sky!!!
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Re: Montara Lighthouse

I agree with Mike. The star of this show is the lighthouse. The pumpkins are competing. I like that you have lightly brought some of the red into the lighthouse. It's those small touches that tie things together.
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I debated the pumpkins, but they were really there, really prominent. They do draw the eye, I know. They don't feel as unbalanced to me as to you, but I know what you mean. Thanks.
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Just know that our opinions are only opinions. Each painting is your creation, and you are the one who has to be satisfied with the end result.
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Just know that our opinions are only opinions. Each painting is your creation, and you are the one who has to be satisfied with the end result.
I take no offense at all and welcome the comments. If I had cropped the pic on the bottom so that it started at the level of the agaves, it would have been both accurate and probably less distracting as a composition.

Sometimes I fall into the narrative trap and something about the pumpkins caught my eye. The same thought of leaving them out occurred to me at the time. It seemed as though they were needed with the rest of the stuff at the bottom.

I can see how it would have worked as well to frame differently. The comments made that point valid.
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