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Mixed Media => Mixed Media Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: linley.plester on April 28, 2017, 06:49:50 PM

Title: Owl
Post by: linley.plester on April 28, 2017, 06:49:50 PM
I painted this two picture a month ago, and put it in my galley, and was disappointed no-one criticized it. But now I realize that was the wrong place if I want people to suggest corrections. OnA3 St Cuthberts Mill 300gm wt watercolour. Started out as a watercolour, but I found it impossible to erase the watercolour pencil marks. (Lol - I now realise they lift out with water!) so I continued with acrylic. I painted another owl in watercolour around the same time ( in the watercolour encourager forum)

Linley, I replaced this one, too.  Cropped off the white of the page and saved it as a jpg. aloha mea
Title: Re: Owl
Post by: Val on April 29, 2017, 05:51:39 AM
Beautiful subject Linley, great job on the detail of the wings. Well done on the night sky.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Owl
Post by: linley.plester on April 29, 2017, 05:56:29 AM
Val:  :thankyou: Its good to know which bits are good as well as pointing out the problems. I was a bit worried about the feathers... I don't think I have the correct numbers of each type, but I hoped that most people wouldn't notice.  ;)
Title: Re: Owl
Post by: Val on April 29, 2017, 06:12:45 AM
The thing to remember is unless you are a super realist, we are not trying to duplicate a photograph.  It is a representation of what we see, AND that opens up the door to 'artistic license'! It's the best door I've ever stepped through!  O0      :yippee:   Don't be afraid to use it  and change things a bit. It often makes a scene much more believable.

Plus in reference to your photo...who can count the the type and size of feathers on an owl swooping through the air....and at night!  :faint: