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Postby TonyaRC123 » Thu May 03, 2007 8:14 pm

Another Desert painting, during night-time this time. Again with the assistance of a instuctional book. Not bad considering I was harassed THE WHOLE TIME by bees. LOL I like to paint outside. :)
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Postby Erika Takacs » Thu May 03, 2007 9:33 pm

Overall a pretty painting and I don't know how you were able to do so much detail while being bugged by angry bees ):. You need to work more on your perspective, darker greens in the background should do it. Make the creek wider in the foreground, narrower in the distance. Oh, and your colours are a little too
ight for nighttime. The mountains, clouds and sky are nicely painted. Keep doing it! Erika
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Postby Singular » Fri May 04, 2007 3:08 pm

Nice painting. You are getting there. Erika made some very helpful points, in my opinion.

all the best,
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Postby Singular » Fri May 04, 2007 3:09 pm

Nice painting. You are getting there. Erika made some very helpful points, in my opinion.

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Fri May 04, 2007 10:01 pm

Tony, What type of paint and painting surface did you use for this work. And what size is it?
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Postby TonyaRC123 » Sat May 05, 2007 11:17 am

Acrylics and the size is 14"x18"
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Postby SONIC » Sun May 06, 2007 5:03 pm

Hey! It's been awhile since I have been able to put forth some kind of opinion so it feels good to be back.

positive: Well, I think that perspective if you are truly trying to give accurate info is crucial.
But, I see your work a bit more abstract and so there is less of a need for exactitude. :)
I like the ethereal fantasy environment you have created and this seems to be a place you feel comfort.

So, in terms of negative and it really isn't, I will agree if you are calling something 'night'
then it should have more of that vibe.
But, since you are dealing in approach with the more surreal world it is just fine.

The mid-area needs more interest simply because your eye auto looks there and if it sees nothing or a minimum it will be depressed and
despondent as it will keep going there looking for some big payoff that never comes. The way we scan we cross that area alot.

Also, it is never good generally to put stuff in the exact middle because that just creates too much balance and tedium.

While painting think about where the viewer or traveler is going to go and strap them in and take them there.

Beautiful Degas like colors. A real good foray onto your chosen
creative path.
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Postby TonyaRC123 » Thu May 10, 2007 1:39 pm

Thanks for the imput :-) I know my perspective is off, which is why I went out today and bought a book on the subject. I am always willing to learn :-) I supose I should have also bought a book on patience lol...I think I should spend more than just a couple of hours from start to finish when I paint.
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Postby ehoeveler » Thu May 10, 2007 5:32 pm

Hi, Tonya; I'm Elizabeth, nice to meet you! I agree with everyones'
feedback but i wanted to add that I love the canyons and the field - the
colors are very nice. You're off to a great start and keep up the good work. E
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Postby SONIC » Fri May 11, 2007 1:17 pm

while it might sound trite. Perhaps if you really need to know more about perspective you might consider either a few night classes or perhaps the odd Michael's or similar art supply center class.

I highly recommend Drawing on the Right side of The Brain.
Really teaches you to see.

Bottom Line. Do Do Do and Enjoy each and every moment!
Have a Great and Nature enhanced day!
Thanks for sharing.
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