GERI: very very nice, I like the blend of color on the Silo's, and you did indeed capture the size by the smallness of the auto's . the sky makes for a warm mid-west afternoon. I really like it, super job. I would only have one tiny suggestion. maybe ground the vehicles a bit and add a cast shadow on the caboose rail car. (at least that's what I think it is) .. the little car on the right reminds me of a little Nash metropolitan... tee hee......
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Thank you Marsha. I didn't evan think about the shadows. Good call.
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Jen C & C's always welcome
Thought I had replied before re. my SPs, but now see I only got to Alex's
c/c. Sorry about that. Things here have been hectic so have been "away" w/o having gone anywhere to show for it. :( Nealey, Bonnie, Geri, Claudia, and Jen, I very
much apprec. your comments as well. Alex, you had mentioned before about my old
SP looking grey, which I attributed to the pencil media, but later I realized
that the paper was actually a light grey (linen stationery), so you were more
perceptive than I was. ;) Jen, I used to ditch Gym class in HS to go to art...hence, time for art practice and getting that art start in HS. Geri - Agree with the nice color/lighting on the silos. Nice to see this added to the Chall. collection. The subj. was a good one too.
Kim T (Kim513)
Geri ~ Good for you for finishing a July UFO!! (Un-Finished-Object) You portrayed the immense size well, as others said. I like that you painted a scene before it is gone forever.
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Kim, I like your new avatar a lot!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Alex, thanks very much! BTW, Love yours too - very nice bold ptg.; and also like Geri's monochromatic new look. Will try to get to the current Chall. to page through the great new photos and submissions soon...can hear the pgs. calling. Torn between ptg. past Chall. first since there's at least one from each month I missed that I had wanted to paint, or starting from the current month and work back - assuming time allows at all.
Last month I commented on someone's portrait work as being outstanding ( I think maybe it was Kim maybe not) and said I wish I could do that. They told me I could I just needed to do it. I thought she was right I will never learn if I don't try. Well for what it is worth here it is. 9x12 WC on arches rough. It looks better here than it really is.
Gerri, this is an excellent portrait for a first go. See you can do it. Now do some more and you will get better every time. All it takes is a desire and practice!! Her eyes are a bit uneven but they are not easy.
Geri, good for you in going for a portrait. I think this would be a difficult pose as well. As Jen mentioned her eye is a little off but everything else is good. Love those red/pink nails.
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Geri good job on your first try. For me watercolor would be a challenge for a portrait. You took on a difficult pose. I think the left eye being in shadow is challenging.
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Geri ~ good for you for doing a portrait. I like how you have nice bright color blocks - it's visually very interesting. Nice job on the bow hand too. Tho not exactly correct, I still like the lines. As SAM said to me -" IT'S NOT A PHOTOGRAPH. IT'S ART."