I think this painting is my favorite from what I've seen of your work. This painting has really good depth so I think you achieved what you set out to do. Personally I think the road is 90% there. The change would be so minor but make a world of difference. I did a digital and will upload it if you'd like.Basically the top of the road narrows by the trees, curves a smidge to the right and travels between the two trees following the contours of the hill better. Then the road is shifted slightly to the left on the flat landscape in the background so that the road in the background is not tangent to the road on the hill.
I'm not sure if the road is one straight shot or if it winds around the hill in the midground.
Nice painting. Your focal point is beautifully rendered. Hold your finger over the road of the picture on your monitor - do you really need it? If the trees grew a bit or widened a bit in the middle section would that leave a suggestion of the road entering into this area? It could leave the viewer finishing the the painting in his mind's eye.
I'm with Valerie here, I'm not sure the road is entirely needed, especially as it nears and passes through the furthest tree line. I also think some deeper darks at the base of your nearest trees will add even more space. Maybe play with that some in photoshop or some similar program.
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I agree with Jd and Valerie but also wanted to say it's beautiful keep on painting!!!!
please check out my redone painting. thanks
Please check out my redone painting, thanks.
Please check out my latest redone painting, thanks
I like this much better well done!!! I bet you learned more from your struggle with this painting then from your successfull pieces. I know I do when it happens to me.....
thanks for the response. Yes, I did learn from the struggle to get it right and know now how to achieve the look I want, or at least a step in the right direction. Sally/Eubie, this is actually one of my cats.