posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 08:59 PM
reply to post by el1jah
You have a really good painting happening here.
I would watch out for the bottom losing visual interest, maybe use color or dramatic values to bring it to life.
I love the feeling of emergence that you get in the middle - everything else in the painting should emphasize that.
The top tends to get rather intense, you want to keep the viewer's eye coming back to the middle. Too much detail on the upper part may be a
distraction rather than an asset.
There is no rule that you must do every part in sharp focus, perhaps you can bring out your depth of field by scumbling the extremes of near and
I'm afraid you may get some "big butt" comments and it may be a distraction for some.
I hope I don't sound overcritical, this is a really nice piece you're doing. I used to teach, fwiw.
Take your time finishing this, it's worth meditating over each element and considering how it will affect the whole.
Really looking forward to seeing the finished product though.