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Maggie

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on: January 26, 2011, 11:06:28 PM
Hi everyone!

How is everybody doing with the challenge? I took a couple of weeks off in December and January, and it was quite the challenge to get back "into" painting. And it sure wasn't the easiest painting, but it's done now! I am not a photographer and the colors are not captured 100%, but here goes......

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's!



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Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 05:47:38 AM
WOW, this is wonderful. My only comment would be to add either a bit of shadow/reflection on the rocks that sit out in the water to take away the 'floating' look. I tend to have a lot of 'floating' subjects in my paintings!  :2funny: Great job!
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Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 06:12:44 AM
Really nice!
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 07:51:41 AM
I'm not as advanced in mine yet. I think I placed too thick a layer of sunset so it's going to be a while before it dries.  Your painting looks terrific Kaaskrul.  I am not sure how it's done quite yet, but I agree with Val in adding some shadowing to the floating rocks.  You've captured everything wonderfully.  Great work.
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Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 11:13:25 AM
Thank you! I appreciate the comments. hmmm, I understand about the shadow.. I think it is more to add shadow on the "dark" side of the rock. Slipped up there, was too excited to have it done.. will add that, but are reluctant to make any change in the water, as I used up an entire tube of orange, and if i start blending there, I might use up another one  ;D


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Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 01:08:42 PM
Great job Kaaskrul  :clap: I really like how well you have done the figures O0

What is missing in the floating rocks is their reflection in the water. When you add that then they will anchor.
You can wait till the water is dry and add the reflections in with a color wash.


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Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 04:24:36 AM
Lovely painting well done kaaskrul.. :)

Nice to see challenges, I cant wait to see the next challenge so I can jump in and have a go too!

I do see about the reflection of the rocks in the water.

It takes another eye sometimes to spot things we might miss!

Just for the record although voting has finished I would have voted for patindaytonas fishing rod  :tongue:





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Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011, 06:03:36 AM
Really love your painting Kraskal.     
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #8 on: February 13, 2011, 08:09:57 PM
Hmmm! Wonder what happened to the other paintings that should have been added to the forum by now  :confused:
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Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 04:59:09 AM
Paintings on the run maybe?? 8)


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Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 02:10:54 PM
I'm still struggling along Dennis. I haven't given up.  I've added some layering to the water that will take a while to dry since it is done with a knife.  I suspect it will take a while before I'm done.
Kelley


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Reply #11 on: February 15, 2011, 01:47:33 AM
.As long as it get done. The main thing is not to give up. Looking forward to seeing it.
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Reply #12 on: February 15, 2011, 09:49:03 AM
I shall not give up Dennis.  Thanks for the encouraging nudge.   ;)
Kelley


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Reply #13 on: March 04, 2011, 07:43:42 PM
I'm going to call my painting complete. I was taking too long to make up my mind about adding the railing so I'm keeping it out.  I placed a relatively light wash over the rocks and platform. At first I wasn't going to do the bucket, but it stuck out too much as a point of focus.  None of the pictures I took were able to capture the correct colour saturation.  The last picture (labeled Jetty Fishing 12) is probably the closest to how bright the reds are, but it didn't capture the yellows in the sky where I had patches of orange and yellow hues in the sky and clouds, but at least you can see how it turned out.
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Reply #14 on: March 04, 2011, 08:13:37 PM
 :clap: Wow! beautiful Kelley! Job well done  O0


 

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