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« on: March 05, 2009 08:13:50 AM »

Actually, it's my first full-size, canvas landscape painting really. I'm looking for everyone's opinion, good/bad/indifferent. Be honest  Grin

Okay, so this is acrylic on canvas, done with two sizes of palette knives. I like the chunky look, but I'm going to continue to keep practicing.


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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009 10:57:29 AM »

You've got your textures starting to work nicely for you with the knives. But don't let the texture overshadow your use of shadow, light, and contrast. Definitely keep at it so you'll have better control of the technique. Also remember that things will become more blu-er and less contrasty and also less saturated the further away from your viewer they're supposed to be (because of our blue earthiken atmosphere.. if you're painting spacescapes, or fantasy scapes then things still get less contrasty, but instead will take on whatever colour the sky is). Further objects also lose detail and sharpness. Using darker complementary colours instead of pure black will also help you to get  a better illusion of depth.

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009 04:50:35 PM »

This looks like the backyard of my oma's house in a teeny farmtown.
there's a big hill/drop in her backyard, and all the trees look so green and lush as far as the eye can see.

i really like the top left of the painting,
it reminds me of going on walks in the forest and seeing the sun filter down on only some of the leaves.
Also, I like how the path winds into those pink bushes in the shadows.

I've always wanted to try painting with a palette knife, i saw it on tv once (bob ross!) and thought it was just brilliance.


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