It appears that you have decided to move on from here. Should you drop by sometime and look at you page, I would like to offer you a nice big THANK YOU.
I’ve only posted paintings on here occasionally (I’m a slow painter and at the lower end of the learning curve), but none the less, I have benefitted greatly from your input. Your comments have always been constructive, insightful and incredibly helpful, and your paintings have been an inspiration. I will always be indebted to you.
Your departure seems to have coincided with your shoulder operation. I hope that went well, that you have fully recovered and that all is well with you.
I once again browsed your website and WOW!!!! Such a delight!!! There is no doubt about it, you are certainly a ‘MASTER’ Michael. Your paintings are a delight to the eye and a huge inspiration to me, to many of us, if not all of us. I envy those who live close enough to you, who know you and who can experience your tutor, your knowledge, as well as your friendship first hand. You are certainly a very noble, generous man, who offers his time and knowledge freely. Thank you Michael, you are a very precious GEM.
Thanks Michael. I appreciate your help and copied it to my folder for review. I was still trying to use up left over paint, but perhaps it is hurting me instead of letting me practice using it up? (no telling how many times those piles have been combined?). The sky being lighter......it is almost pure white now......so does that mean the distant mountains should be a bit darker to make the sky appear lighter?
Thank you Michael for your additional comments on my Evening Light revision. I understand what you are telling me about the shadow receiving light from the sky and reflected light on things around it. I will start to really "take note" of shadows and how /light/dark they are compared to other things. Understanding what you should be seeing to know to look for are
"tricks in the bag". Thank you for adding my knowledge. Roena
Thank you Michael, I was hoping you would comment about my painting, Evening Light. I copied it. I understand what you are saying except about "watch those edges". I tried to soften........where are the problem edges you are talking about. Michael, I want to learn how to paint good landscapes. They are much harder than still life where all I had to do was copy values, colors, etc. For learning purposes would it be best to continue on with other new ones and try to remember about color temp, ect.........or should I completely try to repaint this one. or should I just try to fix it? What would be best for me to learn? Thanks for your time which I know is very valuable. Roena
Yes the wing of the eagle is touching the water. I did not put so much shadow in the water bc I thought you said you would not have those if the light was directly on the bird. What should I do to make it read better? I should have sent it to you before I called it finished. I even thought to do that but then forgot. LOL
Thank you Michael for welcoming me! As a new member I was glad to receive your comment and I look forward to share a lot of experience from you. I was impressed that previously you were occupied with your other job and you still were dedicated for Art! right now that is my condition. even if I have got this unfading love to art the way my daily job makes me busy hinders me from practicing my art! And I don't want to give up because I love ART! How did you manage then? I mean before, when you were a part time Artist?
hi Michael, yes, thrilled to receive your lovely reply, so glad to have you as my painting friend across the miles and hope to see many more of your wonderful works. Keep on painting and making my day in so many ways. :))
Michael, in your last post about the River picture, you apologize for going on, please know that I appreciate your taking the time to do such a thorough critique! These are the things I need to know and learn if I want to get better and I do want to get better! I want to be the best artist I can be and I know that will take a lot of work. I never learned the basics--now is the time! And I think I speak for everyone here on the site when I say thank you for the help! If you weren't so nice, you wouldn't take the time to help us!!