Friday, January 2, 2009

Need comments PLEASE

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OK, here is where I'm at with the tree part of my painting. Remember the white area will be cut away for the owl to be added. Now, I need comments. Please tell me. Does this look finished to you? Does your eye travel well over the piece? Is there a funky area bugging you when you look at it? Is there enough light contrast?

10 comments:

Arteefaque: (är'tə-fākt') * said...

Anymore added would be overdone. But I'm a minimalist to be sure. But its looking complete and good to my eye.

Joanne Huffman said...

I love the texture of this! I don't see anything funky. If you're worried about highlights or shadows, put this photo in Photoshop and play with levels.

Joanne

The Backporch Artessa said...

I think it's lovely! You've done a wonderful piece here. It's so realistic I want to reach out and touch it! I almost would expect to feel REAL moss growing on it!!!
Very nice.

Cindy Ericsson said...

It looks right to me. I can't wait to see the finished piece.

Leslie Wood said...

I think it's ready for the owl...Then you can see if you need something else when you put it in. But it looks good to me. -Leslie

peggy gatto said...

Wow! Great movement. I tend to paint things "evenly" and many times by adding more of a contrast in color somewhere helps finish. I think when you add the owl, you'll see if you need to add just a bit of contrast. I am a painter, not a teacher, but feel comment might be helpful.
can't wait!!

marciglenn said...

Angie - I love it. It caught my eye immediately as a piece of old growth oak - not a painting at all. The owl will look darling in the cut out. I would not add anything else to it. Hugs, Marci

MizCarla said...

You are amazing girlie! I think it's beautiful and looks so REAL! I agree w/ Joanne...if something is bugging you about it play with it digitally--maybe play with kicking up the contrast?? I dunno, it looks perfect to me as it is.

xoxs

Kat said...

It looks great to me. I wish I could paint like that. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Kat

Sherry said...

I was impressed by the texture too. It's hard to say how the painting so far is working because you haven't added the center of interest yet. I was thinking that you might want to make the bark out toward the edges less crisp and precise, or perhaps a bit darker just to lead the eye to the knot hole, But really, the lines do that already. I look forward to seeing the next step.