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post #1 of Old 12-05-2015, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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A Sunset

I'm happy with this one. Please give honest critique, I'm definitely planning to do this one again only larger. This canvas is 16x20in (41x51cm).



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post #2 of Old 12-05-2015, 03:57 PM
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Oh Terry that is fantastic! Love how you captured the reflected light on the water and trees.
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Wonderful piece! Love it!

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post #5 of Old 12-06-2015, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you Susan. The photo definitely does not do this painting justice. I tried but could not get a photo without a glare or the colors as deep as they are on the painting. I think it's a problem most of us have that don't have good cameras.



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This is really well done Terry, super job! As for critique, here are a couple of things to think about

why are there white caps in the part of the pond (or river) closest to us? If there is wind or water movement I'd expect the reflections to suggest this movement.

Why are there are no reflections of the tree trunks in that part of the pond (or river)? From our point of view those tree trunks should be quite visible as reflections in the water, not the tops of the trees.

Again, what a super painting.

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Thank you for your compliment and honest critique.

Those white caps are not suppose to be white caps but water gleaming from the sunlight. I guess I didn't accomplish the intent.

As for reflections...well I actually thought about that and two thoughts came to mind. First being that it is dusk and as the skies darken reflections are less. But the main reason I didn't put them in was because I thought it would make the painting too busy and actually muddy up the water. I was striving for a pleasing picture more than reality.



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Yes it is a very pleasing picture

I like the colors a lot.

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Thank you Jalapeno. I remember you told us your name but I forgot it.



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post #10 of Old 12-06-2015, 08:54 PM
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Sorry Terry, it is Eric. I'll try to put it in my siggy.
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