Church in the wildwood

by Opal
(ONTARIO, CANADA)

Acrylic on 16 x20 canvas. This is my first real composistion that I didn,t take from one of my "how to" books. I love little stone buildings and mountains and water, so I decided I should try to combine them in a painting.


I had problems getting depth in the picture and trying to get the right perspective. I found the cedar shingle roof a little challenging but I just persevered. I didn,t want a lot of flowers in here, so I just put in a little golden rod and some vines. I am pleased with it but know it need something yet, just not sure what.

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Nov 13, 2011
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church in the wildwood
by: Anonymous

i think your painting is beautiful, the perspective, colors distance perfect. i love it.
i'm new to painting so i may not know very much yet but i love your painting the way it is.

Mar 01, 2008
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Church in the Wildwood
by: Dee

Your work is just lovely,I wouldn't change a thing.I think you have every aspect right on,
your colors are so nice and shaded so well.
Don't mess with perfection!

Sincerely,
Dee

Nov 23, 2007
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Porch
by: Dorothy Carluke

Hi Opal,

So glad I did not offend. I've had another look at your painting and if you look at the perspective on your belltower, I think it is just right you have got the side nearest the viewer broader than the far side. The angle seems to be the same as the porch so try to set your porch at the same angle as the belltower. Despite this little thing I think your have done a super job and these little things will be ironed out as you gain more experience.

However, don't pour over it trying to get it right - put it to the side, do something else and then go back to it and you will see it with a fresh eye.

Regards,

Dorothy

This has happened to me and I end up tearing my hair out over a little thing.

Nov 22, 2007
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curch
by: Mary Fraser

i agree with Dorathy's suggestions but it certainly doesn't need more 'stuff' . love the soft colors and peaceful feeling .

Nov 20, 2007
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Thankyou
by: opal

Hi Dorothy :
I am everything but offended. This is what I hoped people would do. Good constructive suggestions. I see what you mean about the shadows. I have changed the front porch a couple of times now and it never quite seems to be what I want, so what the heck I will change it again. Thankyou again for your input.

Nov 20, 2007
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Shadows
by: Dorothy, Carluke

Hi Opal,

You've done a good job with this painting. The only thing that I can suggest that could improve it is a little work on the perspective on the porch of the building. I have a thought that the far away side should just be a tad narrower and so should the door but it is only my thoughts.

Another little thing is the shadows under the tree on the left hand side. You have the path below the bank in shadow so I think that although the overhanging branches are casting a shadow I think this part of you painting should be catching the light and the shadows cast be at the left hand side of the trees.

These are just my thoughts and I trust I have not offended by them

Regards,

Dorothy

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