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Friday, October 30, 2009

Critique Update

Lockkeeper Along the Yonne River
Here is where I am at after working on this painting yesterday. I darkened the jeans so that they tie into the bike more. I now can't decide if I should lighten the gravel road and the middle field or darken the shadow of the white jacket. I am going to think on that some more.
High, Wide and Lonesome
I pretty much repainted this one since the critique last Saturday. I did everything Kevin suggested and more. From darkening the sky, simplifying the road, the middle ground and the mountains; making the wedge of hillside read as one value; reworked the car and Donna sitting in it. I think the only thing I didn't touch are the dry grasses along the road.
I am having a hard time photographing this painting due to its size. I just don't have the setup for it. It took me hours today just to get one that was acceptable.
On the Beach
On this one, I lightened the top edges of all the boats to be the save value as the overturned boat, redid the walkway to the building and also put in the ropes. Didn't take too long to get this one fixed up.

And that is as far as I have gotten. It sure helped to have a snow day yesterday from work.


Aloha Sistah said...

Seems like small changes but they made a big difference.

victoriasart said...

which is usually the case. That is why I like to have a fresh pair of eyes look at my work. I just can't always see the forest for the trees. But I am getting better about knowing what I need to do. I try to articulate what it is I think I need to do first, and then listen to what else I need. Most of the time I am close. The Lockkeeper I was resisting. Who, Me?