Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lake Aquitaine


I did this one for the Paint & Draw Together challenge and I have to say, I'm not so sure I like the outcome. I'm not sure I'm happy with it (yet), but not really sure what to change. I will submit it - this challenge does give feedback and critiques, so I expect I will get some direction from the others. It's not a terrible painting, but it just isn't working for me. I like the narrow wide format though, so I'd rather not change that part - if you head over to the website you'll see the original for a reference of the scene (and also see the others that were done already. Some are quite creative & different!)

Acrylic, roughly 5-1/2 x 11 on canvas sheet

5 comments:

martinealison said...

Très jolies reflets dans l'eau...
Bisous

Barbara said...

Agreed with you on the format. It's an appealing painting. I especially like the foreground tree.

AutumnLeaves said...

Haven't seen the original or the other submissions, Nancie, but I really like this one. It reminds me of Illinois and as you move away from the city (Chicago) into the suburbs and then into the rural lands. You often see an occasional big building like this nestled against the still open lands. I love it!

Margaret Bednar said...

I really, really like your reflections and the tree in front. The only thing I can think of is the grass in front could have been lighter. Photographs tend to "shade" things and the artist has to remember to "lighten" them up. That is the only touch-up I can think of. The sky is beautiful - definitely a keeper!

Nancie Johnson said...

Thank you all for your comments. Margaret, I thought about lightening up the foreground grass, even did so in one area. But I was afraid it would compete for attention with the building, trees & reflections. I kept it a bit dull so it would act like a border instead. (It is a bit lighter in person, the camera can be fickle with how it captures color & light). Thanks again

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