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NHC50

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on: March 16, 2012, 07:24:18 AM
This is an acrylic painting 18 x 24 on canvas board that I did before I joined paint basket. The only thing I am not sure of is the water. It reflects the sky. The camera makes it look more purple than it is. So let me know what I can do to improve it. If it needs to be improved. Also Nolan does it make any difference if it is on canvas board or stretch canvas to sell it? Is canvas board to cheap to use for paintings to sell? I have always heard you use canvas board only to practice on.
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Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 09:07:22 AM
Hi Nina,  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I love your painting!  I love the mountains, the glowing sky, well, just everything about it.   Wow!  The evergreens, the lighting, the perspective you have, all just fabulous!  I could go on and on! 

Just one thing, looking at it, I first thought the blue was a pathway up to and/or past the little house.  Perhaps if you had the brush strokes running toward the left corner, it would look more like the flow of water.

I hope you don't mind my candid opinion.

Of course Nolan or Dennis should have the last say as they're the experts.

You're a real, true blue artist and I can say that without reservation!   :1hug:
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Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 10:53:45 AM
Nina, excellent job.  I agree with Lillian though... initially I also thought it was a pathway.  I absolutely love your colours, the composition, then textures you created with the brush... simply magnificent.  :clap:
Leana

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Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 12:12:39 PM
I think you did a wonderful job with this painting Nina, I just love the atmosphere the colours have given you  :clap: :clap:

I don't have a problem with your water, you can see it is a flowing river as opposed to a still stream, so no problem there O0

The suggestions I have are :

1) The right hand bank is too smooth where it meets the water, add a few blades of grass that are longer here and there towards the foreground to roughen that edge up.
2) Add a light reflection of the rocks on the left hand side of the water in the water - not too perfect just a light indication of colour

Nothing major O0


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Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 06:31:22 PM
Love everything about it, Nina! :clap:  :clap:
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Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 10:24:53 PM
I can't see a large view of your painting but i love the colour and clarity of the sky here, Nina and the hard edge contrasts in the picture. I think just making the waterside a bit more uneven and adding some reflection as Nolan suggests is all that is needed. 


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Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012, 05:06:38 AM
Hmmm, can't think of anything new to add.  I do agree that a bit of reflection from the rocks will definately cement the fact that it is water and not a pathway.  O0  Beautifully done.  :clap:
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NHC50

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Reply #7 on: March 18, 2012, 05:35:24 AM
Thanks everybody for the imput. I knew something was not right. That is why I have never finished it. Sometimes you need a fresh view point from someone else. Nolan you are a jewel.  O0 Now I can finish it. Put it in a frame, and put it in the art show.
Nina
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Reply #8 on: March 18, 2012, 08:12:14 AM
 O0  Nina, maybe I'm repeating myself, but I'm hoping your art show is a great success.   :1hug:
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