Originally Posted by Spenser
Here are two recent paintings taken from local farms nearby. Both are acrylic. A critique would be much appreciated.
As I paint, I try to remind myself of all the nuggets I am learning from your classes.
You have really assimilated how to create depth in both paintings. I feel I keep going back and back. You also have good edge handling. I recommend you reduce the amount of sky holes. I prefer to apply sky gaps and fewer dotty sky holes. The less we make the viewer work to process the visual information the more he will add his own ideas.
I would've opened the gate a tad in the second painting so the viewer does not get a "Keep Out Message". The first painting has a "worm". That creates too fast of a visual movement. I would make that more asymmetrical.
You can also create a "morse code" eye movement with the accents with the foliage in the second painting, again to avoid the eye from moving too fast.