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Old 06-04-2003, 08:19 PM
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Tugging on a Willow.

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GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Tugging on a Willow.
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 24 x 30
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

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I am thinking about entering this in a juried exhibit.
So I want to know about anything that might be scrutinized so I can change it or not enter it.



MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
If you were jurying the exhibit what would you be thinking about with this painting.

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I love the expression you've captured on her face and figure is done extremely well, too.
If there was anything I might add/change on this painting it would be some more variations of color re: light and shadows reflecting through and off of the leaves, just here and there . Like the one that stands out...just left of her hands, and maybe some to the bark of the left tree, where the sun seems shining through...I think this would add more contrast and visual interest.


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Thanks Marcia,
I think those are good ideas.
How do you feel about the leaves being darker and greener to the right if her. Since it's darker I was afraid they would stand out to much against the dark trunks of the tree.
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[quote]Originally posted by tracysart
[b]How do you feel about the leaves being darker and greener to the right if her.

IMO I think the leaves to the right of her are fine because the tree is dark too, they are in shadows I presume, I think that maybe you could darken the leaves in the background just a bit but not all of them. I will do a quicky in one of my programs to show you what I mean.
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Here I added some shadow to the background leaves and highlights to the willow branch in her hands, her hands, face, shoulder and bark on the left .
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I think those improvement would really help the trunk and leaves.
The face though the light only penetrates to the one part of her face not the whole and I think thats the focal point of the painting and I will leave it alone.
It is the other things you pointed out that I have work on.
Thanks for your help.
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This is not a full critique; but I would go the other way and reduce the saturation of the background to make the girl and foreground vines stand out. The lawn is much too saturated IMO and could be taken down even further than in the attached.

As it is now, everything is turned upp "full volume" and when trying to turn it up a part even further - it gets distorted...
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You make a good point, I do tend to saturate everything, I've been trying to break that habit, and especially with a theme like this that cries out for a strong focal point.
Neutralize greens and trunks, except for where maybe the light hits a few small places?
How do you feel about the picture over all?
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