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Postby alilspunsugar » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:42 pm

I have always been hesitant to show my art to anyone but I am trying to get some self-confidence in my painting. I do not think of myself as an "artist" but more of cutsie home decor and whatnot. Going to start selling in a local gallery of amateur artists and crafters but need some feedback before I put myself out there. Please tell me what you think. The pictures aren't very great, I am still trying to figure out how to photograph this stuff properly!
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11 x 14 acrylic on a flat canvas, girl silhouette...
3 20 x 16 acrylic on flat canvas with a ladybug button attached to the bottom leaf for a 3D effect
The top of a small shelf for my son's nature-themed room. We have lots of Geckos in our yard so I though it was only fitting for their room. Acrylic on wood laminate....lol
20 x 16 acrylic on canvas. Saw this quote and thought it was just perfect for my new baby girl's room.
"Spirit Fish" 20 x 16 acrylic on canvas. Native American medicine wheel incorporated into the tail.
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Re: First time posting

Postby ehoeveler » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:39 am

Hi, 'Sugar'! Good for you for starting to put your
colorful paintings out there. My personal fave is the
Flower with Ladybug. No matter what sort of art you do,
you'll find that people's tastes are all over the map -
something out there for everybody!
I hope you'll post your work on our various forums.
Everybody will love to see what you do!
Welcome to ASC - ehoeveler
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Re: First time posting

Postby Kristian_Saapunki » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:36 am

Just wanna say hi and that i enjoy your colorful paintings!
Did you use a flash when photographing your paintings? Looks like that to me.
You are better of if you use daylight.

All the best!
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Re: First time posting

Postby Amigone » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:33 pm

If you put a napkin or a piece of white paper over the flash it helps to defuse the light so it's softer. Not a pefect fix but it works. Just a tip.

I like the gecko. Its very fun. Also your first piece is very classic and bright. Very pretty.

In the Daddy piece it looks like you missed some sky in between the girls legs and arms and her arms look a bit out of proportion. But it is a very sweet and heartfelt piece.
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Re: First time posting

Postby alilspunsugar » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:09 pm

Thank you for your comments. I am always so hard on myself I end up painting over my paintings half the time. I was just taking pics of the art to send to my mom so I will have to try and do a better job for future postings. My house has TERRIBLE lighting so I might just have to take it outdoors. I realized the out of proportion on the daddy and girl but I was scard to paint over anything to fix it, that I'd never get it the silhouettes on there at all. I am really struggling with painting what I see, even in something as simple as a silhouette. Thanks again!
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Re: First time posting

Postby alilspunsugar » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:35 pm

I wish more people would comment!
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Re: First time posting

Postby ehoeveler » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:53 pm

Hi, Sugar - the best way to get people to comment
on your work is to comment on their work.
The more feedback and ideas that flow, the better!
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Re: First time posting

Postby alilspunsugar » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:22 am

I figured that someone would probably say exactly that! I just don't feel confident in my assessments. I have no basis of knowledge for art, I only know what I like and the instructions for critiquing on this forum were pretty clear. What is your advice for critiquing on such an amateur level?
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Re: First time posting

Postby Singular » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:08 am

I like your work here. Nice clean lines, good color/contrast and nice design.

And I agree with E. If you comment on other artists' work, they will be more likely to give you feedback in return. Just be honest and offer advice if needed. Say what you like, and in some cases, what you do not like. If you have a suggestion, offer it. Communities work better when we all offer.

all the best,
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Re: First time posting

Postby alilspunsugar » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:50 am

I am trying to follow your advice and have been admiring others' works and posting my thoughts. Not as hesitant now. Working on a couple paintings:
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8 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas Lion (in progress)
10 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas Fleur di Butterfly
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Re: First time posting

Postby shinusha60 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:58 am

Love your flower with ladybug painting. Beautiful!
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