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Old 11-18-2011, 05:32 PM
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Heated City

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GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Heated City
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Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 24
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
This abstract was an exercise in harmonious color. The design was meant to be simple. The work was done mostly with painting knives, and a few final touches with my finger.

Of note, I took critical steps to ensure color correctness of this photographic reproduction, including the use of a gray card calibration of the white balance on an even lighting, large light source (ie. cloudy) day with the photograph taken immediately after calibration. I was also careful with other aspects of color management. Shortly stated, the color you see here is likely going to be pretty accurate if your monitor is calibrated.



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Please comment at will. I'm mostly looking for overall impression, but any specific comments are quite welcome.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:24 PM
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Re: Heated City

Please put this entry in the Structured Critique forum.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:42 PM
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Re: Heated City

I am drawn to this painting a lot. The yellows and orange are powerful colors who both think they are the star of the show. The yellow draws me ...more, I think.

Also I am a little offed by the group of three somewhat balanced as I am not sure what I am supposed to focus on.

As I said the yellow calls louder to me and it is about in the 1/3 areas ...so I turned it upside down to see what it looked like and think it may have merit to consider.

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Old 11-19-2011, 01:21 AM
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Ah, Davefriend hit it on the nose! I have considered presenting it upside down exactly as you show it. In fact, I accidentally photographed it that way! (I had to rotate the image 180 degrees). So you have actually rotated it back! Anyway, that is part of why I haven't signed it yet. I'm not sure which orientation I like better myself.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:53 AM
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Ah, Davefriend hit it on the nose! I have considered presenting it upside down exactly as you show it. In fact, I accidentally photographed it that way! (I had to rotate the image 180 degrees). So you have actually rotated it back! Anyway, that is part of why I haven't signed it yet. I'm not sure which orientation I like better myself.
I did look for the signature thinking 'point of no return' or not?
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Re: Heated City

Upside down it looks great as well. Davefriend: besides that it looks like you did alterations by making the reds darker, did you?

I'd put in a little more light-and-dark contrast. (make it darker towards the bottom, eventually with alizarine crimson, or maybe even something black/brownish to create some tension.
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