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Project by Jim Earl posted 02-24-2007 10:38 PM 1169 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok I’m back from the Hospitol and surgery, and all went well. They found more than we was hoping for but was able to repair with another stent. That make two of them stents inside me and hoping that will be all. I came home yesterday where I set down in my recliner and relaxed. Not being able to sit still I started in on my latest piece and dont know what is missing. I look at this and can’t see what is need on here so I need your input. Tell my what is over abunance and what is lacking. HELP JIM

Ok, After working on here to the point that, no more sanding could be done. I have stopped at rrying to come up with the right shade and fullness, to make this picture complete. A little more was done after taking this picture and the finish is still in the process. After completing the finish I will show you all the finish product in a new listing. Thanks to all, whom gave there suggestions and letting me come up with the best one yet, So says my wife. Thank You Jim

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5





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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 02-24-2007 11:56 PM

Glad to hear you are doing well Jim! Looks like you need just a bit of grass in the foreground. It is looking good so far.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 02-25-2007 01:00 AM

Glad you’re all right. I have an Uncle that’s had that done a couple of times, he’s 97 now.
Dennis is right, more grass in the front.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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pat sherman

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#3 posted 02-25-2007 02:06 AM

shadows under the trees. what direction is the lite coming from?

should be shadows under/beside deer. depending on direction of lite.

grass is in mid air. needs to be angored to ground. put a touch of shading for the dirt/ground thu the grass.

fill in some of the foreground grass. different lengths of grass.
maybe a shub or two.

trees are good.
could be a touch ligther on the side the lite hits them.
you can take a knife and scrape some of the dark of if needed.
maybe a cloud or two behind trees?
a hill or shubs behind trees to make a horzion?

grass around the feet of the forground deer. to ankgor it .
deer in backroun dhas no ears.

sorry if this sound like a lot. you are improving so much.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 02-25-2007 02:13 AM

glad to hear that all went well !! Congrats.

I thank you for posting this and Pat for all the wonderful feedback. I’ll be bookmarking this for future reference.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Don

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#5 posted 02-27-2007 12:04 AM

What a great little lesson in art critique. I looked at Jim’s work and said to myself, “This doesn’t need any changes – I like it the way it is.”

Then I read Dick and Pat’s comments and saw where it could be improved. It reminds me of Christ’s teaching about eyes that do not see.

Open my eyes, Lord!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Bill

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#6 posted 02-27-2007 02:18 AM

Glad to hear you are doing well.

The only thing I was thinking of was some kind of texture to the sky, to give it a more 3D look.

Good job.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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frank

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#7 posted 02-27-2007 02:50 AM

Hi Jim;
—-I’m giving thanks to hear your doing well and glad to see your back at work!
I do like the idea of shadows and more fill in the area of ground cover….waiting to see whats next….for this piece of ‘wood art’.

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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