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Sacgal/Sharon

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on: July 28, 2017, 10:42:25 AM


I've always been water challenged when it comes to my paintings. Thoughts I'd try a simple scene to get my Sea legs stable! This image is small - approx 7x11.  What do you think?
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Sharon


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Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 11:51:16 AM
Good start, I think where you see the wave tops cresting needs to be whiter/brighter. Perhaps some lighter areas between the waves, and the tiniest hint of shadow at some of the nearer waves. Crikey I hope this makes sense to you, not explaining it overly well am I?  :doh:
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Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 12:04:35 PM
Sharon,

Hmmm...I like what you have so far, but the lovely couple really need more to look at.  Distant mountain, bird or two, etc.

In addition to what Val said about the waves, at least one of them should be ducking behind the tree (at least on one side).  I think you may have tried it and blotted it out.

I am wave challenged, too, so don't feel bad.  Oh, waves should be farther apart in foreground and closer together as you move toward horizon line.  That may be difficult to achieve in such a small painting, though.

A bit more darkness where wall meets sidewalk.

It's good but I know you can give it more umpph!

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Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 01:21:43 PM
I really appreciate the feedback, Val and Mea. I'll definitely work on those waves and lighten up/darken the water accordingly. I'll darken the ground a bit, although the sun is shining from behind so not sure about how dark to go where the wall meets the sidewalk. Stay tuned for the next version!
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Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 05:39:49 PM

So I changed things a bit since my husband said he likes when the water has different colors! I had to use white acrylic paint to get the brightness of the waves and added some shadow under them. Darkened the sidewalk. Decided against adding a mountain or birds. In PV, one of our favorite things to do is to just sit and stare at the water. Anyways, is this better??
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Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 05:49:58 PM
Much much better.   One think that bothered me in the first painting was that the waves stopped symmetrically on each side of the tree trunk.  You fixes that by making one continuous behind the trunc.  Water of different hues was a big improvement.

Where is the lady second calf or foot?
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Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 05:56:13 PM
Thanks Annie! And he foot wasn't showing in the reference photo. I believe her legs are crossed and the other leg is hidden by her body!!
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Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 06:01:38 PM
Most likely but she is a bit crooked, the leg come out straight in the middle of her b... possible of course.   ;)

Must be difficult to decide when a feature in a photo need to be modified to make a better painting.  I hea Dennis and Nolan saying this over and over again, but I still don't know what to do most of the time.

Anyway, great piainting, is it a commission?
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Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 06:47:55 PM

You're right, Annie - she needed a foot! So I've added one best I could! And this isn't a commission. Just an opportunity for me to try painting the ocean!
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Sharon


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Reply #9 on: July 29, 2017, 09:54:09 AM
 :smitten: This is a peaceful and lovely painting. I do like the changes you made to it Sharon.  :clap:
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Reply #10 on: July 29, 2017, 10:48:36 AM
Looking better  O0     I think her second foot rather gets lost against the rock wall, I wouldn't worry overmuch. Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: July 29, 2017, 01:38:28 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely Sharon and I too, prefer the second painting with the tweaks.  Still a lovely job.


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Reply #12 on: July 29, 2017, 03:50:18 PM
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Reply #13 on: July 29, 2017, 07:14:01 PM
 :thankyou: Kathy, Val, Patricia and Dennis. And I think that's why I didn't see the foot originally, Val - it blends into the wall. But I agree it's ok, too!
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Sharon


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Reply #14 on: July 31, 2017, 03:17:47 AM
The second one looks great Sharon! :clap:
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