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Thanks Johannes. I will give that a go and repost. Do I also need to add more blue to the left side of the mountainous rocks as well or would that be too much blue?
Blue on rocks in distant mountains always works better than gray.
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Hi, Jo. I couldn't find a focal point in the original painting so threw in a moose. Please critique. Thanks so much for your endlessly generous sharing of your talents and knowledge. Nancy Pink
Landscape paintings don't need focal points provided you move the viewer around enough. However the moose did work in this painting. It is well situated.
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Help. This painting is going in the trash, but please tell me how I destroyed it. Thanks, Rama
Maybe some more room for the vase. It is kissing the bottom edge.
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Here is my attempt at today's Paintalong with Johannes. The original is less green. I did not have any acrylics out so it is all in oil. My moon looked bad so I took it out. I think I'm starting to get the hang or oils and loved all the finger painting I did in this one. Like being a kid again.

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Just stunning. I would desaturate that flower in the very bottom right corner.
It is in the peripheral area.

Thank you so much.
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Jo, using your advice on how to make still life or portraits look 3 D I am trying to use what you've said to paint a friends dog......I don't think I have accomplished that and would love for you to explain what I am doing wrong. Thank you



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Jo, using your advice on how to make still life or portraits look 3 D I am trying to use what you've said to paint a friends dog......I don't think I have accomplished that and would love for you to explain what I am doing wrong. Thank you



The positive shape (The dog) is excellent. In the Essentials of Painting Flowers course we learned how to create exciting backgrounds. This would also apply to pet portraits. It would really enhance your art work if you create an out-of-focus foliage background and will help put the pet into a better context than a plain background. Try it! You'll love it. Also even insist on more blurred edges where the fur meets the background. It will look fantastic.
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This is a watercolor 9 x 14. Thanks for your critique, Johannes. Nancy Pink
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Jo, Could you please critique. I posted earlier but was missed, plus I worked on it a lot more. The first one looked too washed out. (no pun intended.) 18 x 24 watercolor. (The upper left corner is not that dark.)
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Jo, This is my first nearly complete pastel. Inspired by Alsea Falls west Of Corvallis, Oregon. It's 11X14 on Mi-Teintes Touch. I used Pan Pastel for the block-in and Rembrandt Soft for the balance of the painting. Could you and/or others critique and comment on areas I can improve. Thank You.

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Remembrance Poppies - from the poem "In Flander's Field" a watercolor with ink painting completed for someone whose Son had been in the military. If you have time would you be able to give constructive critique?

Respectfully, Barbara

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I really need help with this one. I know that big rock in front needs work. It is too overpowering and just doesn't look right but I don't know how to fix it.

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