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Old 01-29-2009, 11:28 PM
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Re: First Landscape Painting (X-Posted in Compostion)

I can't get over how beautiful your sky is!

Bizkit has given you some good advice....and he's right, you are showing considerable improvement very quickly!

Keep up the good work!
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Re: First Landscape Painting (X-Posted in Compostion)

Hey this is a wonderful improvement! There is a real feeling of depth now, from the foreground thru to the midground to the horizon. Sky is fantastic! Your trees are also improved. Bizkit gave some good tips there. Looking forward to the next installment.
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:22 PM
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Re: First Landscape Painting (X-Posted in Compostion)

BizKit, Dee & Li'l Brown I really appreciate your input on my painting. Thank you. Here's the update you've been waiting for. C&C are welcome.
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:45 PM
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Re: First Landscape Painting (X-Posted in Compostion)

Here's another update. Much better than last update. C&C are most welcome. Thanks for looking
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:06 PM
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Re: First Landscape Painting (X-Posted in Compostion)

Your getting there............!!!!!!
Now for some school on Shadows..both yours face towards the center of the painitng. Unfortunately, mother nature wont allow this, there for one has to go bye-bye. The shadow on the dug fir, doesnt really fit with the tree, therefore it looks strange.

dont be discouraged,...we all have our moments, and we learn by our mistakes!!!! Keep going, dont quit!!!
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:08 PM
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Re: First Landscape Painting (X-Posted in Compostion)

Well here's another update. I looked it up on internet. C&C are welcome.
I need some help with this one on the shadow if it doesn't work.
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Re: First Landscape Painting (X-Posted in Compostion)

Hi Teresa,
The best way to understand how shadows fall is really to observe them in real life. Next sunny day, go out and spend some time just looking and noting how shadows fall depending on where the sun is in the sky. Maybe do some quick sketches too. EVERYTHING has a shadow, therefore in your painting, the tree on our right should also be casting a shadow.

All the shadows must fall in the same direction. It would not be possible to have the horse's shadow falling behind it and the tree's shadow falling in front of it.

If you are wanting to make this a sunset (or sunrise) painting, then the shadows would fall more like what you have painted for your spruce tree, because the light is coming from the other side of it. The horse's shadow would also have to fall in the same direction, as would the shadow of the tree on our right.

Also, some light purples or violets would help the pink sky blend into the blue sky a bit more gradually.

I think you're learning lots from this piece, no? In my humble opinion, at some point it might be good to start on a second painting, this time using a photo or a real life scene as your reference image. Then you can apply what you have learned, and use this one as a measure of your progress. Just my 2 cents though! I'm not saying "give up" I'm just saying don't get hung up on making your very first landscape perfect. It will only frustrate you, and I speak from personal experience, haha.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:26 PM
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Re: First Landscape Painting (X-Posted in Compostion)

BizKit, Ll'l Brown, and Dee I want to thank you all for all of your assistance while doing this painting. L'il Brown, I agree with you I have learned a great deal with this painting. I did get frustrated with this and I realized I need to study more on the shadows and on horses. I needed to finish this painting and I will be putting this away now. Here it is. Thanks again.

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