Originally Posted by Spenser
I have only begun to paint again after not being able to paint at all for two years, due to having family move in with us and having to give up my art studio to make room. Prior to that, I had begun taking your online classes, and purchased most of the recorded lessons.
I have painted two paintings recently, and after doing a sunset scene painting, I tried one with greens and trees. That is where I realized that I desperately needed to watch some of your lessons again! I picked up enough nuggets after watching a couple that I got some confidence to continue rather than put it in the trash heap.
The barn scene is not finished, but I would very much appreciate some critique to let me know if I am going in the right direction.
And the winter sunset scene... a critique also would be greatly appreciated. I am just trying to gain some ground and catch up so much lost time!
You are too good of an artist to even dare put your work on hold. The two paintings are very well done. The barn scene has a subtle eye movement. The greens are well handled. The only thing I would do it avoid the tree above the barn to run parallel to the roof. See pic with correction below:
I would indicate the sky holes to be less tailored and vary their sizes. There would be some indications of leaves within the sky holes. See example below.
The second painting is excellent. You created a mood and I feel the artistic romance of the scene. I would remove that thin diagonal cloud because it moves the eye too fast and also contradicts the overall visual rhythm of the other clouds. Clouds are excellent to create melodic lines at the bottom of them. You have a lot of potential. If I were you I would put a lot of time into this. You have a gift. Use it!.