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Brick Road Oil Painting -- updated photo -- not finished

Postby vbinfla » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:42 pm

Added the flower garden, changed the sky, tried to adjust color for the far away trees, and added shadows...

Still need to work on the tree on the right side and want to add an azalea bush on the right side as well...

What do you guys think...

Oil on Canvas

Thank you.
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Hi There

Postby rrsum » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:42 pm

Hello,
I think you have a pretty good start here, actually. Your perspective on the path, the fences and trees trunks is pretty good. You could make the closer trees a little larger in trunk size, and play with the greenery some.
What I think you are missing, is value changes in your colors. When everything is the same value it creates a sense of flatness. You can add different shades of green to the grasses. You can change the value of your sky from top to horizon. You can have your
ick path be more detailed in the foreground. Things like that will help you add depth.
You may also want to think about which direction your light is coming from, and create shadows in the appropriate places (trees, fences, etc.)

Don't give up. Stay after it and keep working on it. You'll get there!
Good luck! :D
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Postby vbinfla » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:34 pm

Thank you very much. I will try those things this weekend. I'll post an updated photo after the changes.
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Postby weirdpuckett » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:00 pm

Focus most on the foreground for depth . . .The size you chose and location of things in relation to the viewer,if done fairly accurately,will cause the whole depth issue to resolve quite a bit . . .keep distant things soft and lacking much-things close to us -load up on intricacies (tiny needle like grasses,leaves,twigs, etc.)
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Postby Juliep » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:07 pm

Hi,

I like the start so far. The eye just is pulled in by the
ick road.

I have to agree with Rich. Also remember that warm colors
ing things forward and cool ones make things recede. Hope it helps.

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