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Old 09-02-2019, 10:10 PM
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Title: Subdued
Year Created: 2019
Medium: Oil
Surface: Board
Dimension: 16 x 20
Allow digital alterations?: No, please :)

I just recently began getting acquainted with oils after years of drawing (w/graphite, charcoal, & silverpoint). This piece is one of many more non-representational pieces to come. It's not as layered as it may appear as I'm still in the midst of learning and studying color theory. The inspiration for this non-representational piece comes from within, and isn't meant to mimic anything in our external world/reality, i.e.: nature.

Any honest feedback or constructive criticism is welcomed. PLEASE provide feedback on composition, color, texture, contrast, etc.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 09-03-2019, 04:02 AM
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Re: Subdued

The colours are very soothing and the placement of them truly lovely, but the all over blurriness makes my eyes feel strained and uncomfortable. I find myself trying to bring those three dark blue peaks in a line near the middle into focus. If it were mine I would make those three small areas sharper, probably by applying that deep blue over them with a brush or knife so there are edges and a different texture to the rest. T'is only my opinion though, others may feel differently!

ETA: I don't think the title suits it. This work has a much more pleasant feeling to me than subdued.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:11 PM
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Re: Subdued

Thank you for your feedback SarahY. That was truly helpful. I was thinking the same thing about the blurriness. The stark areas could definitely use a little more definition. Thank you again for being so kind to provide feedback. I really do appreciate it.
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