Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Homage to Hudson River School. . .update 1/21/07

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    483
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 41 Times in 19 Posts

    Homage to Hudson River School. . .update 1/21/07

    A few changes today.

    Homage to Hudson River School. . .update 1/21/07


    A detail of the cliff area:


    Homage to Hudson River School. . .update 1/21/07
    Last edited by oomgawa; January 21st, 2007 at 06:58 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    1,244
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 38 Times in 36 Posts
    nice painting! u should check out mattepainting.org if you haven't already!
    My Sketchbook

    Life is a long lesson in humility.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    483
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 41 Times in 19 Posts
    Thanks! Yes, I discovered that site not too long ago, but don't have the courage to post there, yet. I know conceptart probably isn't the best fit for my work, but after meeting so many of ya in San Fran, it feels comfortable.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    692
    Thanks
    72
    Thanked 100 Times in 67 Posts
    Wow, what a beautiful painting!
    I would love to see some of the Hudson River work, do you know any sites I can visit to check it out?
    By the way, at mattepainting.org, it is fully encouraged to post your environment quick sketches as well as full matte paintings, so dont feel you cant post there jsut because you dont have photoreal matte paintings. In fact, based on the quality of this work, i think you would be a welcom guest there

    Nick
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    483
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 41 Times in 19 Posts
    space-sprayer: Thank you so much for the encouragement! I am honored.

    Can't say whether or not there is a specific site, but do a search for Albert Bierstadt,
    Fredrick Church, and or Thomas Cole, and you should find good links,

    Saw a Church painting in DC when I was 17 and was mesmerized. My desktop is usually a Bierstadt painting.
    IMHO these guys are the godfathers of the fantasy art movement. Hope this helps!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    483
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 41 Times in 19 Posts

    Good Hudson River School collection

    space-sprayer:
    This has a nice overview of the major and minor artists:

    http://www.artcyclopedia.com/history...er-school.html

    And this site has some huge images of Church and Bierstadt:
    http://www.artchive.com/ftp_site.htm
    Last edited by oomgawa; January 15th, 2007 at 03:48 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    793
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 12 Times in 7 Posts
    hey nice feel overall - if I can suggest a couple of things

    -Try to knock back the textures a bit on the midground rock which the castle rests on - its as crips as the textures in the FG rocks and kills the depth. Maybe adding a layer of mist or haze might help.

    -The castle could a bit more interesting. More ruins and walls - and also something to have a point of reference as far as it size, cause it doesnt feel large and majestic. Maybe some figures or animals as Bierstadt does as a point of size reference.

    -Watch out for the repeating shapes of the mountains on the right, the mountains in the BG and the clouds.

    -The composition feels divided in two and I think it might be because of the similar sizes of your elements on both sides- which in turn leads your eye to the middle instead of to the castle.

    -Knock down the values of the FG rocks closer to a silhouette to accentuate the depth even more and move your eye in quicker to the middleground.

    hope that helps
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    483
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 41 Times in 19 Posts
    Rascar Capac: keen observations, thanks!
    Yep, I repeated all my shapes didn't I.
    Guess I like to keep my ducks in a row
    Will have to work real hard to break that habit of grouping shapes.

    Here are a couple of changes: darker foreground, and
    softer texture of midground rocks.
    The other changes will take a bit longer. Thanks again.
    Last edited by oomgawa; January 15th, 2007 at 04:32 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    692
    Thanks
    72
    Thanked 100 Times in 67 Posts
    Wow thanks Oomgawa
    I checked out that work, and you are right, its mesmerising! Nice chages you made there. Softening the midground rocks was a good move.

    Nick
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    1,244
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 38 Times in 36 Posts
    here's another link to some good oil painters from the john pence gallery!

    http://www.johnpence.com/visuals/painters/index.htm
    My Sketchbook

    Life is a long lesson in humility.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    483
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 41 Times in 19 Posts
    Made the castle larger, added some more ruins, knocked down the foreground more,
    added some midground between the castle and the front rocks. Working on some creatures to go in today.

    Thanks Rascar and everyone else for your comments!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Neverland
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 17 Times in 7 Posts
    I see that you managed opening a thread here.

    Beautiful work, once looking at the closeups it really seems as if it was photographed from a traditional piece of work
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    unknown
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    The eye goes to the brightest spot. In your work it is fighting between the end of the river, where I would put it to pull the viewer into the depth and the sky mountain above the water falls.
    I also am tempted to say turn down the ambient light to let the shadows darken so that we can see the lights in the buildings better. A bit more blue hour look.

    Your call of course, just IMOHO.

    Great work BTW!!!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Similar Threads

  1. Hudson
    By xinhai in forum ART CRITIQUE CENTER
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: June 8th, 2010, 10:53 AM
  2. Hudson River Fellowship 09 - things I learned! Working in nature, self-discipline, ..
    By dorian in forum ART TUTORIALS, ART TIPS & ART TRICKS - ARCHIVE
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: December 19th, 2009, 03:37 PM
  3. Art: just painting away... [ Update 7/6 WHFRP chaos - homage ]
    By Keda in forum FINISHED ART & ARTWORK
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: June 14th, 2007, 08:11 AM
  4. SketchBook: a journey on the cactus river / update 03/27/05
    By kaktuswasser in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: March 26th, 2005, 05:21 PM

Members who have read this thread: 13

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook