Deer Pasture 2

Deer Pasture 2

Oil on Canvas


I think this is an excellent composition. I enjoy the zig-zag of the water (it moves the eye up to the top half of the painting) and the clear sense of foreground, middle-ground, and background. I think the balance of the bright rock on the left and the dark animals on the right is very successful. My only critique would be that the reflection on the left was not brought to the very front piece of water, I would have appreciated just a tiny dash of pink! It would have created a nice vertical line in the piece to contrast with the horizontals and diagonals as well as provided a stronger way for the eye to travel back down to the bottom of the painting.

- Patricia A 03/05/12

I'd like to hear what you think!