21 September, 2016

New oil painting .Critics please .I need input for this painting ..

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MICHAEL KENNEDY 20 Nov 2016

Good impression and colours The shadow under the horse is very defined maybe a good Idea would be to have the ground under the horse a bit more rugged and the shadow at different levels over say stones or a pudle. A difficult subject to choose.

Yury Yanin 21 Nov 2016

The whole composition looks as a bit over weighted to the left – all human figures and distant trees are on the left half of the picture. Shadows of distant trees and all other closer shadows seem to point in different directions and have different length (thus showing different time of the day). As it is more likably mid day, I think that shadows should be darker and not so bluish; I suppose also that the whole picture should be brighter and more contrast under a Southern sun. And brims of hats could be wider to my test… And the most important: I love your art, so you may ignore all above because you know better.

Crazycatz9 13 Feb 2017

I'm assuming this is acrylic? the last comment I do agree to add not only the shadows are pointing off the clock but the direction of the light and brightness of the characters don't match the shadows. i'll try to explain this as much as I can if you have a ball and shine a light on it thus casting a shadow but the ball will reflect the source of the light showing gradation from bright to dark, thus matching the direction of the shadows cast.

Al Budarin 07 May 2017

Nothing to critique,as its a wonderfull Work of art

Ginger Olansen 22 May 2017

Great picture and not an easy one to do. I also suggest to fade some of the colors in the background the father away, from trees to the grass and hill. Yes, I agree the shadows are too blue, shadows need to be grayed-out or not so blue. Keep up the great work

Dina Be 24 May 2017

The shadows appear too long for this time of the day.

Joanie Holliday 28 Jun 2017

Looks terrific. Only the shadows are too blunt. I'd use a gray and make them very soft and flowing. Hope this helps. Great scene.

Linda Hammar-Del Favero 22 days ago

I like the colors and landscape in general, but would eliminate the two figures to the left and also eliminate the shadows. They are distracting. They aren't necessary. The focus should be on just the man and his horse. Take a look at horses legs, too. They are too skinny going toward the hooves. More sky would be more balanced, too. Good job overall.

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