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Old 10-04-2019, 04:02 PM
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Landscape in oil

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Title: Landscape
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Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 18x24
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Hello,

Iím missing reflection on the lake water but otherwise, lím not sure what is missing in order for it to be finished.

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I would welcome receiving comments, feedback, and ideas on areas that could be improved and need attention.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:06 PM
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Re: Landscape in oil

No suggestions here - just wow! Itís so vibrant!
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:49 AM
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Re: Landscape in oil

It's obvious you're a very talented painter and have probably done many landscape paintings. I really like this painting, and so whatever advice I would give isn't simple amateur advice.

Everything in this painting looks great except I believe that the pine trees on the right could use some work. They seem to be tilted to the right in unison, almost as if a big wind blew them over. Also, I think they may be too "stiff" and could loosen up a bit, meaning that add some more branches that stick out, some more of that random beauty that nature provides. That was the only distraction I had from an otherwise excellent painting, and I think that you can take this painting to the next level.
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:03 AM
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Re: Landscape in oil

Thank you so much for your kind words. This is my second landscape that l have painted. Iím still learning and hope to do more landscapes to keep improving.

Your comment about the trees on the right is appreciated. I never noticed that l titled the trees until you pointed it out, l completely see this. I will work on them and give them some details so that they are not uniform.

This has helped a lot, thank you
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:31 PM
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Re: Landscape in oil

When you have a very clear reflection in calm water, it needs to match what is being reflected..shapes, sizes.. spacing..
I think some of the left hillside would be reflected also..

If you rework anything , will you post a cropped photo of just the painting so it shows larger..?

Overall very nice work, the lake/reflections jump out to me as an issue, some sky colors could be reflected in lake also. Leaning trees as mentioned already..
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:19 PM
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Re: Landscape in oil

Hello,

I have redone my painting based on some of the great feedback that l received.

Would love your ideas/comments. I think lím done.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:32 PM
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Re: Landscape in oil

This is a great painting. However, there doesn't seem to be much depth. Check out areal perspective.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:32 PM
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Re: Landscape in oil

Thank you Jules for the input. Itís appreciated. Iím going to use some glazes to try to solve the problem.

Itís wonderful to get critique as I find it such a wonderful tool to learn. Thank you again.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:17 PM
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Re: Landscape in oil

For next paintings, be aware of your strokes when doing trees & tree lines, our hands do tend to go at an angle and we have to really pay attention to keep straight.
Try to make natural groupings of trees, vary the shapes & spaces between them...
Not sure if you used a ref or not.??.
for me the reflections do not match up with tree line or hills ...
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:06 AM
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Re: Landscape in oil

Thank you for all the input. On my next landscape, l will pay more attention to the angle of the trees, their size, and match the reflections more carefully.

I have attempted to correct the aerial perspective.

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Old 10-23-2019, 03:20 PM
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Re: Landscape in oil

I can't put my finger on it, but there is something about the lake. Either the shape or the shoreline or something. Could someone comment?
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:47 PM
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Re: Landscape in oil

Here are my two cents worth..............Reflected colors: darks reflect lighter and lights reflect darker, also the length of the reflections of the trees in the center appear to be too long. There might be some reflection of the yellow bushes?
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:25 PM
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Re: Landscape in oil

Thank you so much for all the invaluable comments. It has help me a lot.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:38 PM
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Re: Landscape in oil

Amity2, I agree with you. I photoshopped what I would do if this were my painting. I do not presume to suggest that my way is better, itís simply what I would do to make the lakeshore work better for me. I leveled the distant shoreline, added minor hints of sandy shore in close, below the pines. I also increased the height of the far left lakeside trees.
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