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Bill76434

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on: August 24, 2021, 02:07:17 AM
Took me ages to do and redo parts of this, size 80 x 40cm stretched canvas, largest I've painted in acrylic
I welcome advise and critique.



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Reply #1 on: August 24, 2021, 09:08:08 AM
Wow Bill! A stunning piece! Congrats.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #2 on: August 24, 2021, 07:53:35 PM
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Reply #3 on: August 24, 2021, 08:41:16 PM
That is big and it's looking great Bill :smitten:

What I can suggest is to add the actual sun into the sky seeing as it's a sunset.

At sunset the shadows are long and strong so you can extend them more - also add a shadow to the tree and loose bricks O0


Bill76434

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Reply #4 on: August 24, 2021, 11:03:49 PM
 :thankyou: Elizabeth, Dennis and Nolan, I shall try to add the sun and yes, why didn't I think of the shadows ?  :blush:


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Reply #5 on: August 25, 2021, 09:48:25 AM
Nice Job Bill! The bigger images can seem quite intimidating for sure but its nice to work with bigger brushes too,,, I bought a few Princeton Filberts in sizesses 6 - 10 a while back, specifically for mt largest painting to date; The Portrait of My daughrer as a baby. Have bought a few more large canvases as a result and am now about to stretch my own and make my own frames.. great to have the freedom to decide those dimensions for yourself,,,,

Stick with it... I feel less tense `painting large now and was more than pleased with my portrait which was only my second effort at portrails and the first done in oils,,,
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Reply #6 on: August 25, 2021, 12:48:57 PM
Very nice Bill, with Nolan's suggestions this will be great. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: August 25, 2021, 01:29:01 PM
This looks great, Bill! I like to paint on big canvases, there is so much space!
Nolan’s shadow suggestion would give the painting more depth.
Cheers, Gita


Bill76434

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Reply #8 on: August 25, 2021, 10:44:28 PM
 :thankyou: John, I tried stretching canvas on my own made frame but it was a hassle without the correct stretching tools.
 :thankyou: Maru Lou and Gita, I intend to do more larger pictures, much easier with detail work.


Bill76434

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Reply #9 on: August 29, 2021, 12:09:04 AM
Thanks for the advise and encouragement folks. Didn't like to make the sun much more prominent.



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Reply #10 on: August 29, 2021, 07:14:05 PM
Wow! What difference.  :clap: :clap:


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Reply #11 on: August 29, 2021, 10:09:18 PM
Now just look at all that fabulous sunlight streaming through the painting :congrats:


Bill76434

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Reply #12 on: August 29, 2021, 10:11:48 PM
Thanks Elizabeth and Nolan. What would I do with out you  ;)


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Reply #13 on: August 31, 2021, 01:12:53 PM
Looks really great now Bill! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #14 on: August 31, 2021, 05:43:59 PM
 :heeha: Those shadows really altered the mood, love it! Very nice job on the addition of the sun.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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