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on: November 26, 2012, 06:29:18 AM
Hi Everyone,
I feel like I am almost monopolizing the forum at the moment, but I have a few more paintings that I have finished and would appreciate feedback on. So, here goes. This is my second of three autumn themed paintings. I find the autumn so beautiful, but sad for the loss of summer. I enjoy the bright colours of fall, and think that is what attracts me to do these paintings.
 :thankyou: in advance for any comments, suggestions, or ? that you may provide.
Thanks again,
PS. I will post the last autumn painting (until of course I paint more in the future) in a few days.


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Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 08:45:59 AM
Hi Tom, i really like your painting. The reflections are great, the two trees just catching the eye, i love the light, from the waterfalls mist, and how your stream is leading to that focal point. I love all the details you have put in the painting and the shimmering of the water. Very lovely and i think you have done a great job. I also love the autumn and its warm and vibrant colours, and your painting is showing very beautiful the first signs of autumn, great job, well done!! :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 02:34:25 PM
This one has a stylized feel to it. I am not sure what the style is, not knowing my art history very well, so I'll just call it Tom Style. And I like it. I really can't give you any constructive criticism, because I don't do landscapes, I do primarily birds and botanicals. Let's rephrase that. I can't do landscapes.  I have landscape envy right now. Your orange tree has more variation in color than your last painting. You could choose to give it lots more variation, except this time it works because of the style. Don't think you are monopolizing the forum with your paintings. It just shows you don't suffer from blank canvas or paper syndrome like some of us (one of us?) who shall remain unnamed :whistle: . So you spend more time in your studio than on the forums. :2funny:  Keep at it. It is inspiring. I'll get there.


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Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 09:20:10 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done Tom.  I love you style of painting.  The colours are beautiful.   I would recognize your paintings anywhere because you have your unique style. 

If you want a more direct focal point the only alteration that I would suggest is darken the orange tree near the top of the painting.

You can be proud and please keep the paintings rolling (posted).  We learn much by doing this.

Happy  :painting:
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Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 03:08:04 AM
I just took a trip through your gallery.  I like what I see!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I agree with ValW about the tree. 

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Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 09:45:10 PM
Lovely painting Tom :clap:


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Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 04:18:48 PM
Looks Great!  I realy like this painting. :clap:
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