Sunday, September 25, 2011

the latest...

So thanks for all your feedback. I've been painting away and this is how it looks presently. After seeing in on the screen I'm thinking I may need to lighten that patch of field on the left, midway. The first thing you want to do is create a good picture. The second concern is if the painting needs work - not to loose the spontaneity, the freshness of the original piece. I find the more I labour over something the quicker I can kill it, you know? So back at it tomorrow - but just a bit.
And thanks to Susan who in a note pointed out to me that she saw 3 similar fields of green to the left. Yup! Hello! I find our eyes are so interesting. I'm all for standing back and squinting and turning a piece upside down and all that jazz...and I DIDN'T EVEN SEE IT! Isn't that weird? Now it's all I can see from that previous post!

14 comments:

SUSAN RODEN said...

Love where you're going with this Kim - especially the red undertones.

Virginia Floyd said...

I really like this version! I don't think you need to change a thing.

Linda Popple said...

Lovely, Kim. It really is wonderful that we learn from so many of our fellow artists. I know I've learned from the critiques of your painting. :-)

Nicki said...

Kim, this is really fabulous. Your changes have really made a difference. I love the revisions you made in the foreground as well as the work you have done on the fields. I love the extra lines of orange/reds at the very bottom, I love how you beefed up the orange/brown bush and darkened the shrubs to the left of it, I love how you committed to the little tree beside the biggest tree... Basically I am saying I LOVE this painting. I think you need to do very little else, if anything at all.

I totally hear what you are saying about our eyes. I just made a post today about the same thing. I think sometimes we are just too close to the work to "see" clearly.

Sandra said...

I liked it anyway but yes, this is better. I would also be reluctant to do any more because it may loose that freshness. If I have a concern about a painting, I put it away for a couple of weeks and often when I look at again, I see the problem straight away. It's like sometimes we are looking so hard that we can't see!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I love, love, love this. I love the tranparencies, the beautiful harmonies... the strong design - LOVE - and did I mention I love it? I find that as soon as I post something, when I see it on my blog I can see something quite obvious that I don't like!

Fay Terry said...

Kim, this is so wonderfully full of depth and everything you did to it really made it even more beautiful. I can't seem to stop wandering around in it with my eyes and that's one criteria that helps me decide with my own paintings. I love it!

suzanneberry said...

i can relate but i wouldn't change a thing...just wonderful!

Kerri Settle said...

Love this view and the patchwork fields, Kim!

Kathy Cousart said...

Really like this one and have learned from all the comments. I think sometimes it is just the little changes that make it work better...I like what you did here in the back especially.
I also think if you want to paint big or different, you should! Always enjoy your blog and am a big fan of your work!

martinealison said...

Une certaine puissance ressort à présent de votre oeuvre...
Une belle harmonie de couleurs.
Vous avez raison de vouloir reprendre les couleurs sur la gauche.
Gros bisous

Karin Lynn said...

Alive!! luscious colour, and fresh....what I love about all your work is = alive, luscious colour and fresh.....a home run!!!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Gorgeous!!! Those colors are fabulous!

Barb Hillier said...

This is gorgeous! I love the way the fields fade away to the distance yet maintain that patchwork look.