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Old 06-29-2019, 01:59 PM
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xpost from landscape - more river and rocks

Tried another river and rocks painting. I might actually be getting the idea of pastels. With all the mediums I've tried, this so far is my favorite!
All comments and critiques are Welcome and thanks for looking!
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Old 06-29-2019, 03:59 PM
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Re: xpost from landscape - more river and rocks

you have handled the pastels quite nicely. Again, like your last landscape, the stroke work on the rocks is perfect.
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Old 06-29-2019, 04:09 PM
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Re: xpost from landscape - more river and rocks

Thanks so much Karen!!
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Re: xpost from landscape - more river and rocks

Another beauty, Barb! I admire the looseness with which you painted the rushing water - it contrasts so well with the comparative solidity of the rocks. I have a thought for you to consider, not a crit at all, just a "what if" thing. What would you think about cooling and slightly darkening the values of both the rocks and the trees in the background? To me, the rocks near the top pop forward with their bright highlights and the tree color seems the same as that in the foreground. You might push the sense of distance by creating a cooler veil of color to lay over all the things in the background, maybe even the white water back there. Just a thought - feel free to ignore!
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:40 AM
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Re: xpost from landscape - more river and rocks

Thanks Donna! That might be just what was bothering me with this one. No real depth to it. Thanks again!
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Re: xpost from landscape - more river and rocks

Again the rushing water flowing over the rocks looks really fine.
Donna has made some good suggestions about pushing the rocks and foliage behind the water a bit back by making them bluer with less contrasts. This would help to get more depth.

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Old 06-30-2019, 05:45 PM
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Re: xpost from landscape - more river and rocks

Nice capturing of the movement of the flowing water. I can see it falling and crashing onto the rocks. My comments are similar to Donna_T, there are some hard edges in the background, so using soft and lost edges can help bring objects in the foreground forwards and pushing distance objects to the background. This piece is fine the way it is, though! Just some things to think about for the next piece.
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