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Sacgal/Sharon

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on: March 12, 2014, 07:00:57 PM
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 07:43:17 PM
Zooming in to make the boys the subject of the painting might focus it a little more.
It's a good photograph to start with. Maybe tinting the yellow foreground and the background a little to give a "Halo" effect arounf the boys?
I like the depth you have in the painting.
A difficult painting to do with the tragedy associated with it.
Good work. Hope there is some help in my suggestions.
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Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 08:19:52 PM
Good job, Sharon! What a meaningful gift this will be.

I think the yellow grasses in the foreground might show a little more detail than you have painted, then fading to blurrier toward the boys. I also like the blueish tint to the far-ground trees in the photo. Maybe a light blue glaze over those in your painting?
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Sacgal/Sharon

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Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 09:07:15 PM
Thanks for your ideas. And i think a blue glaze would be good, Susan - and would make the boys pop a bit more brian. And I'll add some more detail to the grasses in the front. Grasses and trees have never been my strength. Thanks!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 09:38:38 PM
 very nice :painting: i agree with Brian though I certainly am not an expert but the yelow grass stops to hard. I am sorry for the loss of the boyfriend, this is verry sad.  :'(


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Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 09:56:23 PM
Wow! You have gotten good in such a short time. I am years away from your level.
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Lisa From Oto

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Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 10:00:23 PM
I am in awe of you doing something like this.  It is great.  I wonder if the older boy needs some more highlights in his hair or something, there is something not quite right about the top of his head? The idea of making the background more impressionist seems to work well.  Good luck
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 10:06:29 PM
Looks great Sharon-looking forward to the final painting.
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Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 11:52:13 PM
In the oils class atmospheric perspective is a big topic. It would benefit you and your painting to watch that lesson. Understanding the scientific rules of nature, mountains and atmosphric perspective will allow you to fix the transition between the for and aft parts of the mountains. I am sold on it as is however, since I can't do as well. Great job!
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Reply #9 on: March 13, 2014, 12:34:19 AM
I love your painting.  My attention went to the boy on the left.  His left arm raised and the nape of his neck showing made him seem vulnerable to me.  What a great story your art is telling!


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Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 03:46:27 AM
Wow, Sharon.  You are gaining quite a reputation.

It looks very good to me.

aloha

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Sacgal/Sharon

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Reply #11 on: March 13, 2014, 04:16:49 PM

Thanks again for everyone's suggestions - I tried to incorporate them as best I could - here's the final version as well as it framed. I sent this to the client last night and she called me up in tears - she said it was better than she had ever imagined it would be, especially knowing I've only been painting for 23 months.  She's picking it up this weekend so she can deliver this to the boy's mother next week.  I got choked up when I heard her message.  This is one of those ah-ha moments when you realize how impactful art can be. 
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #12 on: March 13, 2014, 04:43:00 PM
Sharon,

I am so happy for you.  Your art is making a difference in your life and the lives of those around you.

be proud of all that you have accomplished in so short a time.

aloha

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Reply #13 on: March 13, 2014, 04:57:11 PM
Thanks, Mea - it's nice that something I love to do can make such a difference to someone else...
Cheers,
Sharon


Lisa From Oto

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Reply #14 on: March 13, 2014, 06:30:26 PM
That is awesome Sharon, you have done a beautiful painting  :)
Aroha! Lisa :-)