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Susan Mulno
05-22-2017, 11:41 PM
I finished it!

Reference photo provided by Robyn Lovelock over at PMP.

bluepen61
05-26-2017, 08:50 AM
Your painting is very, very nice. The clouds, the tree behind the shed, and the trees off to the right side, and the foreground grass are exceptional. I really liked your clouds in the wip posting earlier and they still carry forward. :) The change in the values in the shed's roof is very nice too. I need to learn how to paint clouds and trees like yours.

The lilacs(?) on either end of the shed are very pretty. I love the colors you used and application of them. The one on the left has flowers extending into the tree but the stem/branches seem to be missing. Or are they colored leaves? Just a little confused with them.

The blackened end of the building seems to be a bit too much. When I first applied black to my paintings, it went everywhere, so uncontrollable. Yours seem controlled. At a recent pastel painting class I attended, the artist suggested that when selecting the darkest values, select any dark color except black. Reserve black to the end for only fine details. So I avoid black. Shadow is difficult for me to paint. I hope my observations help you.

You are doing great! Keep it up!!

Susan Mulno
05-30-2017, 11:51 PM
Your painting is very, very nice. The clouds, the tree behind the shed, and the trees off to the right side, and the foreground grass are exceptional. I really liked your clouds in the wip posting earlier and they still carry forward. :) The change in the values in the shed's roof is very nice too. I need to learn how to paint clouds and trees like yours.

The lilacs(?) on either end of the shed are very pretty. I love the colors you used and application of them. The one on the left has flowers extending into the tree but the stem/branches seem to be missing. Or are they colored leaves? Just a little confused with them.

The blackened end of the building seems to be a bit too much. When I first applied black to my paintings, it went everywhere, so uncontrollable. Yours seem controlled. At a recent pastel painting class I attended, the artist suggested that when selecting the darkest values, select any dark color except black. Reserve black to the end for only fine details. So I avoid black. Shadow is difficult for me to paint. I hope my observations help you.

You are doing great! Keep it up!!

Thank you for the compliments!

The flowers are wisteria, i see what you mean about the lack of stem/vine.

I don't use black in my paintings as a general rule, the dark end of the building was done with a dark brown and deep blue combination.