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Old 07-12-2019, 09:06 PM
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first landscape

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Spent the day trying my first landscape just for fun. Not sure if this is done or even worth continuing, but need a break from it.
Two pictures in different lighting.

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Old 07-13-2019, 12:12 AM
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Re: first landscape

I wonder how it would look if the foreground objects were moved a bit more into the painting, instead of so close to the edge..
If you ever framed it much of those objects will get covered up.
Try to avoid eye grabbing objects anywhere close to your edges..
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:05 PM
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Re: first landscape

Good point and thanks for the reminder. I've been in the mindset of painting the edges for frame free hanging since most people I've talked to prefer them that way, and now I violated a cardinal rule!
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:41 AM
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Re: first landscape

Better photo hopefully
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:57 PM
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Re: first landscape

Most of mine are frameless also.
But just in case someone wants to frame it at some point I try to keep focal or partial objects away from edges..
Some of it is how the eye travels around or into the painting..a flow or a hop & jump..
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:34 PM
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Re: first landscape

Thanks jmw. Yep, and I still agree.
And as I think you are saying, besides a possible frame issue, higher bales probably would be more of the easy flow for the eyes.
They do seem to be right at that border of jump or circular.
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Old 07-14-2019, 04:14 PM
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Re: first landscape

When the disk of the sun is that large, it indicates that you have a long telephoto view. Not sure if that is in accord with the relative size of the bales and other objects.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:35 PM
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Re: first landscape

Interesting. My mother took the picture in iowa. She has a nice camera, but thats about all I know.

This is the original except its the way I cropped it. She had the sun right in the middle. I also lightened it. I might try another darker and different style, not sure.. But size looks right to me, however it was taken.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:33 PM
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Re: first landscape

Notice the extra angled section in ref up in the flat section below the sunlight area, maybe it's a cut bank with a road along there.. that added design shape in the flat area would be nice to include..

B&W might show it better..

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Old 07-15-2019, 05:43 PM
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Re: first landscape

Im not sure, but I think I know the spot you mean. It would certainly work, however I painted this alla prima and adding design now scares me a bit bc it will likely look added on without opening an endless rabbit hole of remixing and redoing large sections bc of the color gradients.
Went for simplified this time around.

Thanks for the good suggestion!
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:39 AM
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Re: first landscape

It's a very good painting, Sevan, with superb light and depth. The focal point for me is the light/sun, then everything else slowly comes into play. My suggestions are minor but might make a difference for future paintings. You could have taken advantage of the yellows in that glorious sky, as they would greatly enhance the initial visual impact. I also wondered if you have a rigger brush for the delicate twig work. They're usually longer than the liner brush, which would also be suitable btw. They are often seen as the same brush but I find the rigger holds more paint than my liners. The paint needs to be very thin to achieve the desired effect. The bushes and trees might benefit from finer lines. However, this is an eye-catching piece that is a pleasure to study and admire.

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Old 07-17-2019, 09:29 PM
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Re: first landscape

Thank you beemax for the thoughtful suggestions. Yes, thin lines. They would have helped for sure! A good reminder to be aware of the tools i have around me. Didnt use any mediums or thinners either.
For some reason, I grabbed my worst brush and just stuck with it through the entire painting. I dont know why I do that. The hairs are about 60-70 percent gone and the end is held on with tape. Haha. So silly. I think this was a chisel blender at one point.
Next time i'll try to remember!
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