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Started by Kimberly Blaylock. Last reply by Laurel Sternberg May 19, 2011.
I think you have good raw talent, Lacey. If you learn the basic rules of creating illusions ( things I've mentioned, plus others like hard edges/soft edges), then choose to break or play with them, that's one thing. But I think you want the choice to be deliberate, not out of ignorance, because then your art may not be saying what you want it to say. I'm glad you have a humble heart and can receive information, not everyone can. Keep going!
If you mean the sun is in the center, then all the trees would be silhouetted, and you wouldn't see the colors of the leaves. If there is some light source, whatever that might be, on the ground between the trees, you could reasonably have highlights on different sides of the trees. Go outside and really look at things. Study highlights and shadows. Look for colors in them. Almost nothing is actually white in the world, only sparkles of it. Look around. Sketch. Take notes of what you see.
I'm sorry, maybe this would've been a better picture. I had cropped out the unfinished bottom of canvas. I agree that the midground trees are too detailed and similar in color to the closer trees. I'll need to fix that but I don't know which trees to fix. The midground or the ones more toward the foreground. I imagined the light source was coming from near center above the path. I've painted the sky near the horizon with gold paint so it reflects like the sun would be setting in that direction. Maybe the highlights are still wrong for what I was trying to portray. The glare in this picture hopefully indicates the light source better. The foreground grass has yet to be painted.
Where's your light source, dear? One trunk has highlights on the right; one has them on the left. The leaves have them on the top.
The leaf clumps on the right side tree have pleasant variety to their shapes and sizes. Your midground tree has more contrast than your two foreground trees. This is not possible. Likewise, the midground grass cannot be as dark as the foreground.
Study where trees and flowers actually come out of the ground. Make drawings from life of this. Don't make your trees and flowers sprouting out of the edge of the picture frame.
Midground trees seem too dark to me. Please critique as a whole. Foreground is still in progress. I have about five inches left of the bottom of the canvas. I would love any comments/problems that come to mind. Thank you.
Good evening! I know you all are busy creating your own masterpieces, but I'm just starting out... www.laceyroberts.com is my site. I've also loaded most of my paintings onto this site. I have no idea what I'm doing but I've sold five paintings since I started in December. I'm absolutely starving for real feedback since all I've gotten is coos from family and friends. Please take a minute and help a girl out. :)
I'd love to get some honest and constructive feedback about my work. Would anyone be willing to look at my portfolio and tell me what works and what doesnt? I also have a website with photography - YoungGunArtist.com
Much respect to my fellow artisans,
The Good Reverend Flash
Hi Rosemary, I"m also new to this group and have the same question. Hopefully we'll hear from Sarah, who started the site. I also would like to be critiqued, and wonder what the guidelines are the critiquing.
I've had two different experiences with critiques. One during a year at an art college, and one as a member of an artist's group which included both pros and amateurs.
At the art college, everyone had essentially the same assignment and we all lined our responses up. It was extremely easy to see who had succeeded.
In the art group, there was a huge range of skill levels and styles, but the members met monthly and had a 'historic' frame of reference from which to view each other's progress. In this way we were honestly able to encourage the progress of both the less experienced and the pros who might be trying a new direction.
What are your ideas or experiences with critiques. What was helpful or not helpful?
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