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Comment by Aurelia Sieberhagen on June 18, 2017 at 3:23

Thank you Jon and Diane.  I uploaded a rework version.  Yes, Jon, they do make nice wine here, but I have never drink French wine, so I cannot compare. Enjoy your weekend!

Comment by diane boucher on June 17, 2017 at 9:56

Lovely colours. I really think your 2 trees on the left are too round and need breaking up with more spaces through them as in your photo. The tops of the mountains are maybe a bit uniform. I think you could darken the next layer of hills to maybe bring them forward a little and the warm colour you have in your sky would maybe go horizontal as going vertical as you have them suggests a wall rather then clouds and sky.Loving the bottom half of this painting with your buildings looking wonderful and the vines / hedges look amazing. I wonder if you add some of those power poles it may break up the horizontal line of the background hills. Wow thats my pennies worth hope it helps.

Comment by Jon Main on June 17, 2017 at 4:25

Well, Aurelia - it's a great scene and a very nice painting - you should tweak it a bit! - and if you still don't feel satisfied you could do another version - there's plenty of possibilities in such a good subject!!! Do they make nice wine there ;) ?

Comment by Aurelia Sieberhagen on June 16, 2017 at 7:31

Thank you for your help Jon. I want to focus a bit on landscapes lately.  This is a small painting (10 x 14").  It is a scene from South Africa near Franschoek.  I am not 100% happy with the painting, but don't know why.  If I knew I would know what to fix.  The tree on the left also seems so fall over.  Need to fix that as well.

Comment by Jon Main on June 16, 2017 at 4:23

That's a nice atmosphere Aurelia - hard to think of autumn with the burning summer here! I

wonder if you couldn't work over the houses to make them more broken color/organic and break up the horieontal 'stripes' of the trees somehow? Houses like this and boats are my two obsessions - it really speaks to me - where is it?


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