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    Mat's paintings

    Hi there !
    My name's Mathieu. I'm french (so feel free to correct my english) and i begin to draw and paint since 2010-2011. Here are my last painting and drawings, most of them are from life.
    I wait your constructive critics.













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    Sweet stuff.


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    Très bien!

    Some critique:

    Landscape: you could make use of atmospheric perspective which means that distant objects tend to go to the bluish side.

    Mushrooms: this streak - is this the gesso of your painting surface? If yes then you could scrape or sand it before painting to get it smoother because this streak is distracting.

    Drawings: how about making these more refined? Don't want to say that they aren't good but can you go the extra steps to make a drawing more refined? Head: what medium did you use? Colored pencils or pastels?

    Figure: a cooler background would let her pop out. The shadow colors that you have chosen are cool - that means that the background was somewhat cool too - is that correct?
    And if you decide to make the background cooler then make it smooth - so this would make a nice contrast to the roughness of the figure.
    Good decicion to make the area on her left arm brighter so that the contours becam clear.

    Cat: really cute! And the composition is also great. But the colors are somewhat dirty - how did you photograph it?

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    Great paintings Mathieu - About the landscape - atmospheric perspective , as the last fellow said , plays and important part as it gives you a sense of distance, but still , a nice study.

    The Portrait could've used some saturated hues of orange , like an outline to make it pop out better.

    The Still Life looks great and so does the cat study.

    Keep it up.


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    Cat is by far the best.
    My 2c say, pursue that way.

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    I second that statement. I really love that cat. It captures the cat-ness if you will. I wouldn't change anything about it.

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    Thanks everybody!

    Sorry to have been so long...

    @ bjoern3000 and Rostas.
    You are right about the atmospheric perspective. All seem on the same plan.

    For the drawings, i use pencils pastels (just 4 differents colors). But the orange is probably to strong.



    @ bjoern3000

    For the Mushrooms, i use paper recovered of gesso. But i don't see the streak before i start painting.
    I need to more refined but my problem is the time. For the figure, i am often limited (between 45 min to 3h max) and i am too slow in the first step. I have also difficulties with my touch. The results is never what i expected.

    For the cat, the photography is not good. I must change the photography.

    Some new works

    A self-portrait


    A drawing in museum


    A landscape


    Still life









    A portrait (2h30 pose)



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