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Terri1258

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on: July 18, 2016, 07:16:15 AM
HELP! I need your advice people please? This is a painting that I have just completed....it is acrylic on a 51 X 76cm (20 X 30inch) studio canvas. I have spent so much time on the piece as I have been encouraged by friends and family to enter a local art competition...The Royal Agricultural Show. I don't know if it is good enough :crazy2: :idiot2:
Can you please give me some of your amazing advice?
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Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 07:19:15 AM
Another photo of the painting. Do I need to change anything?


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Reply #2 on: July 18, 2016, 11:37:37 AM
Hi Terri, I wish I could offer you some help but I don't think that I am qualified to critique anyone's painting for I am still a student myself. Having said that, I absolutely love your trees/sky and water but the boulder on the left draws my eye and in my humble opinion, distracts from the scene. However, wait for the more experienced artists to give you their suggestions and advice which are always great. 


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Reply #3 on: July 18, 2016, 11:53:51 AM
Thank you Patricia....but the Boulder is actually a huge rock that is part of the property ... Part of Australian landscape. I appreciate your lovely comments..but I am going to keep 'The Rock"...xxxxs Terri
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Reply #4 on: July 18, 2016, 12:37:17 PM
 ;) I think this is a beautiful painting, Terri. The only part that I'm unsure about is the vegetation in the front left. It looks too solid or rounded to me.
Kathy S.


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Reply #5 on: July 18, 2016, 01:06:13 PM
Take note of your light source and look for anywhere you can add some shadows/shadings. Remember those darks are what will give your painting depth and perspective.
The light looks to be coming from the upper right.
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Reply #6 on: July 18, 2016, 03:27:40 PM
Nice work, Terri.  What a beautiful setting.  Val has a point on the darks, especially the wall of the house at the back of the porch.  That would be in deep shadow. 

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Reply #7 on: July 19, 2016, 06:44:48 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :hug: Patricia, Kathy, Val and Mea. I have done the changes that you suggested and I have just entered it.....(like at the last possible moment!) in to the art show. Not sure if it will be accepted but nothing ventured; nothing gained!
Here's the finished painting:
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Reply #8 on: July 19, 2016, 06:45:33 AM
OH! And I called it "Gentle Breeze"
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Reply #9 on: July 19, 2016, 03:14:34 PM
Yes, Terri.  You made it pop.  I'm sure the juror will want it in the show!

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Reply #10 on: July 20, 2016, 01:14:50 AM
Good job Terri, you've added more dimension.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: July 20, 2016, 04:13:37 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Val and Mea  :flowers: XX Terri
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Reply #12 on: August 03, 2016, 02:22:24 AM
Teri:  You have doe a great job on this painting.  The addition of the shadows made it pop.  I would have added some tall grasses to the left corner because it is the closest to you. 
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Reply #13 on: August 04, 2016, 07:45:43 AM
 :thankyou: Kathy X Terri
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