Sunday, January 31, 2010

Gaviota Bluffs Reprise

"Gaviota Bluffs"
I am fortunate enough to post my work on a website full of other artists who critique each others work. I had Gaviota Bluffs posted there and received some very helpful feedback. I've since gone on to push the distance more on the back trees by repainting a mix of lighter green and greying down other parts up in that area. I've also gone back in to slightly darken the foreground bluff as well as add more detail to the grasses and small plants growing down the side. Works better now.


Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

nice is wonderful but trust your own instincts too.

Marian Fortunati said...

Hi Ron... The great thing about feedback is that you can use it to grow.... or decide what you like and NOT make changes and grow that way too.... I think feedback adds a great dimension!! Lucky you!!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Johanna - Yep...I actually do. There were more suggestions but I didn't feel they would improve the painting. Thanks for the comments Johanna.

Hi Marian - Feedback is usually helpful and always appreciated. In the end it's your name signed on the painting so you have to live with whatever changes you make.

One thing I've always kept in the back of my mind is that everyone. has their way of seeing things,, their likes and dislikes, so you have to keep that filter always in the on position before making any changes.
Thanks Marian.