Oil on canvas 30X30

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Comment by Suzanne Louise Andrew on July 30, 2014 at 16:18
thanks for the comment Sharon!
Comment by Sharon Casavant on July 30, 2014 at 0:49

Hi Suzanne!  I have been very busy packing b/c we are moving, and just noticed you won!  Congrats!

Comment by Larissa Svinoukhova on June 9, 2014 at 12:10

I congratulate you as a winner of workshop32

Comment by Dorian Aronson on June 8, 2014 at 13:58

WowZa!  This is a knock out painting and you won.  I've been so busy this is the first time I have seen it, so I just voted.  Congratulations!

Comment by Suzanne Louise Andrew on June 6, 2014 at 19:55
many thanks John for your invaluable feedback. When I read this and thought about the painting your excellent insights into perspective and detail is much appreciated.
Comment by Sharon Casavant on June 6, 2014 at 6:14

Wonderful critique, glad to see you are commenting on these paintings, it is very helpful.  Feel free to "help" me whenever you want.

Comment by John Crump on June 5, 2014 at 15:05

 Overall, your painting of the barn Suzanne his some very nice colour and the feeling of distance and tone works well. I particularly like the sky which has a lovely sense of rhythm in it.

However, there are a few things I would like to mention. The very dark area inside the barn is what we might call a black hole – it is too dark and has no suggestion of anything inside. Also, if you have a look at your roof structure, you will see that it is getting taller as it goes away from us – it should be getting smaller! Try taking some photos of similar buildings from an angle and you will be surprised how much the roof slopes downwards as it moves away from us.

One other thing, putting a fence line or a gate in the foreground of a painting puts a mental barrier in front of the viewer. It implies that you are not allowed in. You can use a fence to lead people in to your painting but it needs to run away from the viewer and preferably be very broken down and incomplete so that we can mentally walk through it.

 An afterthought – if you look at the green you have used at the base of the building, you will see that it is virtually the same as the green in the immediate foreground. It needs to be much quieter – more gentle. Because green has yellow in it and yellows disappear with distance, your green should begin to move towards a  greyish green. It will better convey a sense of distance. 

Comment by Hazel Persson on May 26, 2014 at 8:02
My favourite
Comment by Cristina Mihailescu on May 25, 2014 at 7:52

Wonderful work!!

Comment by Steinunn Einarsdottir on May 25, 2014 at 3:59

Love the old shed.


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