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Old 05-27-2004, 04:18 PM
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WinterNight

This is my 5th painting. The scan sucks and had to be joined as 4 pics, but thats it. This is the least detailed and fastest painting I had done yet, just over the weekend (usually I am 3-4 weeks). Had trouble getting the mountain shadows correct, looks like reflection more than shadow. This is one painting I had tried not to go back and fix stuff because I just screw it up more, but I just had to go at the shadows and moon/haze. Looked way better before. I tried not to clutter it up too much. I normally hate the trees in front 'Bob Ross' style, but the pond looked too big without it. This is the first painting I done from imagination, the rest were from some pic or another. There are lots to improve on but what do you think? Hope it attaches!
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Old 05-27-2004, 04:23 PM
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The trees help to add a dimension in the painting and it would have not looked right without them. At least you have not added too many so they are not really intrusive. I think you did well and all from imagination
I have no imagination when it comes to painting so I rely on photos.
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Old 05-28-2004, 05:22 AM
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Re: WinterNight

I agree that the mountain shadows do look more reflective than "shadow", maybe if you lengthened the shadow a touch. Otherwise I like the play of light and dark.
As this is from your imagination, fantastic job, I can only dream of working from my imagination - images all the way for me - lol.
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Old 05-28-2004, 11:58 AM
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Re: WinterNight

Thanks both. On the shadows, I didn't quite know how to end them, with a sharp edge of dry brushed/rough. I had already lengthened them from what I origionally had. Perhaps if I had put more brush stokes and texture on the pond ice it would have looked better...who knows. The fusterating part is if I were to do the same image again I would not know how to change it. Perhaps I should look for a real picture of similar characteristics to see how the shadows play (I bet that won't be easy to find).
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Old 05-28-2004, 01:46 PM
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How you end your shadows depends on how close you are to them. If close then the edge should be sharp. If far away then it should be fuzzy
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Old 05-28-2004, 07:49 PM
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Re: WinterNight

Hi RottenScoundrel,
Great job from imagination only. The area around the hut is particularly good with the warm spill of light from the windows. Well done.
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Old 05-29-2004, 07:56 AM
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Re: WinterNight

Make the trees thicker in the front and not uniform, The clouds need a couple thick areas also.top with highlights of white just a tad.... agree the shadows too dark. more snow there,,, love the cabin area, done well... Just need s more paint overall Bridges
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Old 06-09-2004, 06:10 PM
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Added some more trees to front, but I am afraid to play with the rest. Getting a digital camera and will post new image soon. Looks way better acting on advise of more trees. A number of people had same first impression.
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Re: WinterNight

Well done, having not long completed my first painting from imagination - I can understand that there is one big lot of painting for what seems like little picture.
I like the simplicity of the whole thing from the sky down to the log cabin. I think it would be easy to 'fuddle' the painting with too much itty bitty things. Keep it simple is what I would say and again well done.

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