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Maggie Terlecki September 28th, 2014 12:45 PM

Leaves Part III
 
A darker feel for these leaves. A bit of Yin to balance out the Yang.

http://maggieterlecki.com/opf/swordfish.jpg[/image]


Swordfish ©Maggie Terlecki 2014

Chris Calohan September 28th, 2014 05:21 PM

Lovely...I need you to package some of those leaves and send them to me...I have pine needles for trees and scrawny scrub oak...nothing this lovely at all.

Maggie Terlecki September 28th, 2014 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Calohan (Post 156527)
Lovely...I need you to package some of those leaves and send them to me...I have pine needles for trees and scrawny scrub oak...nothing this lovely at all.

Thank you Chris, Oh, I have plenty of pine needles here too.. surrounded, in fact. But if you are serious, message me your address and I'd be happy to mail you a few this week!
:-)
Maggie

Paul Abbott September 29th, 2014 03:26 AM

Hey Maggie, this is a powerful and very arresting image...it's quintessential too.
I have never seen leaves portrayed like this so for me your image has a lot of thought and originality, and that is something I prize very much...

Maggie Terlecki September 29th, 2014 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Abbott (Post 156532)
Hey Maggie, this is a powerful and very arresting image...it's quintessential too.
I have never seen leaves portrayed like this so for me your image has a lot of thought and originality, and that is something I prize very much...

That is a very strong compliment, Paul. Thank you very much! :-)
Maggie

Paul Abbott September 29th, 2014 09:33 AM

Even though I am going to mention opening up the shadows along the left side a tad, I still strongly feel that it is quintessential.
That dark area on the left edge is unbalancing the image. When I look there I want to see more of the leaf structure in slightly under equal measure to the right side. Just my two mongo's, is all...:)

Antonio Correia September 29th, 2014 09:38 AM

Again a good work Maggie. :)

Asher Kelman September 29th, 2014 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maggie Terlecki (Post 156512)
A darker feel for these leaves. A bit of Yin to balance out the Yang.

http://maggieterlecki.com/opf/swordfish.jpg[/image]


Swordfish ©Maggie Terlecki 2014



Finely crossed swords are immediately captivating, Maggie. I wish I had thought of that!

A small question? Need we watch we don't move to "kitsch". When, i wonder, is that line crossed?

Asher

Maggie Terlecki September 29th, 2014 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Abbott (Post 156537)
Even though I am going to mention opening up the shadows along the left side a tad, I still strongly feel that it is quintessential.
That dark area on the left edge is unbalancing the image. When I look there I want to see more of the leaf structure in slightly under equal measure to the right side. Just my two mongo's, is all...:)

I had thought of cropping it and was worried about losing the line that moves the eye to the crossing point but had not thought of opening up the shadow.

So I did, but couldn't really get the bottom part as nice as I wanted, so opened it and cropped a bit too. I do think it looks better. I have exchanged the one that I posted. Hope you like it more; I do! :-)
Maggie
http://maggieterlecki.com/opf/swordfish.jpg

Swordfish - © Maggie Terlecki 2014

Maggie Terlecki September 29th, 2014 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Asher Kelman (Post 156546)
Finely crossed swords are immediately captivating, Maggie. I wish I had thought of that!

A small question? Need we watch we don't move to "kitsch". When, i wonder, is that line crossed?

Asher

Because of the title, or the image? Anyways, people don't take me very seriously so who cares if they think it is kitsch. I like it and I guess that is all that really should matter.
:-)
Maggie

Dr Klaus Schmitt October 1st, 2014 10:48 PM

Wonderful Maggie, how the 3D structure get visible now!

Asher Kelman October 2nd, 2014 01:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maggie Terlecki (Post 156554)
Because of the title, or the image? Anyways, people don't take me very seriously so who cares if they think it is kitsch. I like it and I guess that is all that really should matter.
:-)
Maggie


Exactly! You're a bold artist, Maggie. This certainly is cutting edge and an eye ctcher!

Asher

Maggie Terlecki October 2nd, 2014 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr Klaus Schmitt (Post 156607)
Wonderful Maggie, how the 3D structure get visible now!

Thank you, Klaus. I really wanted that underlying structure of the leaf to really show here as I find it fascinating! :-)
Maggie

Maggie Terlecki October 2nd, 2014 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Asher Kelman (Post 156609)
Exactly! You're a bold artist, Maggie. This certainly is cutting edge and an eye ctcher!

Asher

Great, so all is good then! :-D
Don't think I've been called cutting edge before! ;-D I like it!
Maggie


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