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Rondo
08-25-2012, 07:12 PM
Just wanted to do SOMETHING:)

D Akey
08-26-2012, 01:14 AM
Very impressive! Nice image. You're making great headway. :D:D:D

A comment about the lower half of the leaves, you may want to come back with some lighter opaques where the leaves might be getting hit by the light in order to pull the tree forward. It's fine against the light sky, but then the far ridge/meadow makes the color you used for the leaves play differently and it feels rather dense there in the lower portion. Colors change based on what color they are next to, so we have to compensate in order to fool the eye into thinking it's consistent.

gxhpainter2
08-26-2012, 02:22 AM
nice work you are gaining ground for sure.. you did an especially nice job on the tree limbs.. the colors have a nice spring like feel.:):)

Steve B
08-26-2012, 02:44 AM
I also really like parts of this. My favorite is the very loose and free flowers you've got on the bottom-- they're clearly not representational, but they say "flowers". It's a nice touch.

I agree with the comment about the lower parts of the tree and how they relate to the hill in the background. My presumption is that you painted the hill first and then put the tree in second, but that the brush or stamp you used for the tree is transparent? Not that it's loose and "open", but rather transparent. If this is true, then that's why the hills are "pushing through" so much. You could change it in two ways if you wanted to- 1) paint your tree with a truly opaque brush (like some sort of Oil brush), or you could 2) paint your background hill with a paler, more neutral, more transparent wash. Truthfully, you could do a bit with both if you wanted to, and it might help that part of the painting read more clearly.

I also agree that the tree limbs are well done. You've taken the time to give them dimension and form. Like that!

pat1940
08-26-2012, 06:03 AM
Rondo, I like the delicate flowers and the tree limbs, and you are showing a lot of progress...good for you

Rondo
08-26-2012, 06:24 AM
i really appriciate the comment and specially the advice .In painting is the term" less is more" used but here should be " more is better" be very welcome:) Thanks again:)

coops
08-26-2012, 07:21 AM
This is so nice and very refreshing, you really are making great progress:)