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Title: Serene
Post by: njnjgirl on September 04, 2021, 01:49:05 PM
This was for the September challenge  "serene".  Landscapes are out of my comfort zone.  Reference is Sandie Bell's photo on PMPart.


Your suggestions and comments are very appreciated.


Title: Re: Serene
Post by: Bill76434 on September 04, 2021, 11:43:31 PM
 :smitten: Just love it Mary Lou, nice blending of colours. My only suggestion is something non distractive in the lower left????
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: Bill76434 on September 05, 2021, 12:02:34 AM
Here is my "Serene"

Title: Re: Serene
Post by: njnjgirl on September 05, 2021, 01:10:43 PM
Thank you Bill.  I am not too clear on what you are suggesting. 


Your painting is well done and I love the pine trees.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: Bill76434 on September 05, 2021, 10:43:49 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou, seems to me there is too much negative space, maybe a splash of colour to balance it up.
I would like to read Nolan's  :smart: thoughts on this.
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: njnjgirl on September 06, 2021, 12:58:23 PM
Oh, thanks Bill.  Maybe there needs to be a focal point?  I will be interested to what Nolan has to say. 
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: nolan on September 07, 2021, 08:41:41 AM
Great job guys, both are lovely paintings. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

MaryLou I would like to see some darker values along the water's edge - the trees etc always cast shadows on the area underneath. This darker area will add to the depth and perspective in the painting.
I would also like to see a duck on something on the water as a focal point O0
Bill the lines are very parallel in your painting which is not a problem, but if you add a taller tree or two that break the line on the left hand side (as you have done on the right with the front trees) then that will give you eye a bridge to the back trees.

Then some birds on the top left third would give a great focal point to the painting O0
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: njnjgirl on September 07, 2021, 11:57:54 AM
Thank you Nolan, I will do that.!
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: Bill76434 on September 08, 2021, 12:07:41 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, agin your advise is welcomed. I forgot about the birds  :whistle:
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: njnjgirl on September 08, 2021, 08:13:21 PM
Added ducks, I also darkened the water's edge and some of the background.   I hope this is better..Thank you!


Title: Re: Serene
Post by: Bill76434 on September 08, 2021, 10:22:48 PM
 :clap: :clap: makes a good difference
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: njnjgirl on September 09, 2021, 11:42:12 AM
Thank you Bill.
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: nolan on September 14, 2021, 08:36:06 AM
Just look at how much more inviting the painting is now :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: njnjgirl on September 14, 2021, 12:26:36 PM
Thank you Nolan. :)
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: Elizabeth on October 15, 2021, 08:47:36 AM
MaryLou, Love the ducks. A peaceful place to get away from the hustle and bustle around us.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: njnjgirl on October 15, 2021, 06:10:55 PM
Thank you Elizabeth.  Yes, nature is so relaxing.
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 26, 2021, 06:58:55 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Serene
Post by: njnjgirl on October 27, 2021, 10:36:35 AM
Thank you Maria.
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