I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

acrylic painting of cat at the old house
CAT AT THE OLD HOUSE

Painted branches in that upper left-hand corner 3 times and scraped them out 3 times. Grr-rr! Just don’t like it. So just keep painting.

Continued the siding on the house but, hmmm.

It’s great to have artist friends to get an honest critique. I often show my work in progress to my friend Tom Nelson, (see his work at http://www.nelsonfineart.com).

Yep, those lines are taking your eye right off the picture plane. Let’s lose some of those and also lose some of the edges on those windows on the left as well. Lost and found edges can be an important factor in the success of a painting. And maybe a bit of change in temperature of the color to push that area back.

Now you see what’s important—kitty, kitty!

Thanks Tom.

7 thoughts on “I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

  1. Ahhh, stop right now! No more work on the siding. It WORKS. Here is only one thing I would do: lighten the greenery behind the cat. That’s too dark and undefined. It does not need branches in the upper corner. — just my humble opinion from another painter.

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