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Title: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: Gita on January 12, 2019, 06:47:19 PM
This is another commission painting. Another rain forest based on my first one but with different elements.  It’s rather big: 2 meters by 1,60 meters. I started with acrylics, switched to oil like the customer wished.
I don’t like the sky somehow, looks patchy. Love to get some ideas from you to make it better.
I like the bright colours of the naive painting style. Birds and animals are yet to be finished.

Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: EmmaLee on January 13, 2019, 01:48:59 PM
Congratulations on another commission. It looks very nice. I like the bold and bright colors.
Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: dennis on January 13, 2019, 05:20:32 PM
Beautiful  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: nolan on January 13, 2019, 09:28:00 PM
Loving it so far :heeha:
Personally I would leave the patchy sky holes as that is what I see if I look up through the trees:
Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: Val on January 14, 2019, 12:38:42 AM
 :confused: I know I commented on this. I think my keyboard is acting up again.  :'(

Well done Gita, love the bright colours.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: Gita on January 14, 2019, 06:42:33 AM
Thank you Emma Lee! The oils make the colours so bright!
Thank you Dennis!  :D
Wow, thanks for your support Nolan,  :smitten: the Sky in your photo almost has the same colour! In fact I think I used „sky blue“ as colour for the sky.
Thank you for your comment, Val!
Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: njnjgirl on January 14, 2019, 02:58:45 PM
I love this painting.  So cheerful!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: Gita on March 13, 2019, 07:51:47 PM
Thank you Mary Lou.
I had paused with this painting for a while since I was out of creative ideas to finish this.
Now, I added some features. I think it’s 95% finished now.
Please do tell me your opinion to this. Anything else to add? Remove?

Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 13, 2019, 10:28:54 PM
Gita

I like the whimsy of it and the unusual perspective.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: Gita on March 14, 2019, 05:27:00 AM
Thank you Mea. The customer had some ideas while creating this. He likes it till now.
It will hang in a spacious loft like office room, which is furnished in a very modern manner. The room has otherwise subdued colours so that this picture will be highlighting the room. Shall post it  when it’s on the wall.

It’s not easy for me to say when this painting is finished, really.
I shall modify the birds.... maybe a bit of a realism to it.

Since this is a huge canvas ( 200 x 160 cm), there is enough painting space to modify and change.
Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: philmoore on March 14, 2019, 08:41:29 AM
wow. I love this. The colours, details, design. (I have added this painting to my 'ideas' folder- high praise indeed, I hope). Its an inspiration for future projects. I am looking forward to the birds
Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: Gita on March 14, 2019, 03:30:58 PM
Thank you Philmoore! If is indeed high praise!
Here are the birds.. they are still fairy tale like...have to wait for the layer to dry.. will add some whites to it for contrast.

Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: Happychappy on March 14, 2019, 11:58:50 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Gita, it is lovely.  I love the brilliant colours which are almost 3D looking and just so happy.   Great job.  Patricia
Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: Gita on March 15, 2019, 06:02:20 AM
Thank you so much Patricia.  :D
Actually, I would like to add some shadows or darken up some areas to give more distance. Don’t know exactly at present in which area?
Maybe on both sides?
Nolan, Dennis, would be greatful to get an opinion to where to darken.
Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: nolan on March 18, 2019, 09:41:17 PM
generally you darken in the foreground and lighten into the distance in order to get a looking in effect.
What you can do here is darken the ground in the foreground between the leaves, etc. O0
Title: Re: Rain forest 2 in naive painting style
Post by: Gita on March 20, 2019, 08:09:08 PM
Thanks Nolan, will give it a try. 👍🏼