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bella

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on: August 27, 2013, 03:20:05 PM
This was my trial in acrylics before trying to put in the oil painting ' the seascape dunes"an umbrella, people, sail boat, windsurfer, etc. I had this 15 by 29 odd canvas and started on that. It's hard to make a decent photo of it, so all the details do not show, like the person laying on a towel, kids playing, and 2 people in the water etc. I wanted to learn the proportions effect, well I think I made the ocean too big, so I had to make it look as a view from above, with the sun high, not coming from right or left. So now I will try to finish the oil painting. :fight: :painting:
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Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 03:21:31 PM
 
You accidentally posted the picture link to the subject line of the post.
Fixed it for you.
Brian
« Last Edit: August 27, 2013, 03:23:24 PM by scouserl41 »
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Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 03:26:43 PM
thank you motor man, I was just writing that my photo did not go with the message, I am just not good with this PC stuff, trying though, how did you do that so fast? :thankyou: :thankyou:


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Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 04:50:09 PM
Nice painting Bella.  :clap: :clap: :clap: I of course, am drawn straight to the sailboat...but that's just me!  :boat:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 06:57:03 PM
I just cut and pasted the picture ID in the Subject line to the body of the message!
Glad to help!
Brian
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Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 07:11:43 PM
Brian,

You're so techie!!   :smart:

aloha

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Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 07:26:39 PM
Good job, Bella!  I love the beach- the sand, water and skies!   :clap: :flowers:
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Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 07:29:19 PM
Me too! A very attractive scene with brilliant colors.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: August 27, 2013, 11:00:47 PM
Wow, that's a lovely beach, would love to be there.


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Reply #9 on: August 28, 2013, 04:17:29 AM
Lovely painting
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Reply #10 on: August 29, 2013, 08:28:02 AM


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Reply #11 on: August 29, 2013, 08:39:38 AM
Sorry, added this to ask comments if I did the people and towels, etc, in the right size and color. I do realize now that quality of paint is a big difference. I use artist and basic acrylics, but I can see that for example I cannot get the windsurf color bright enough, had to paint it over and over and does not get the result I want. Also everything is so small that it does not do justice, only if you look close at the canvas. So what am I doing wrong here. Any kind of advise would be appreciated. Thanks :tickedoff:


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Reply #12 on: August 29, 2013, 09:00:32 AM
One thing to practice is drawing ellipses.
The unbrellas don't look real because you are looking down on them yet the closest edges are straight in your painting.
The bottom edge of an umbrella if you looked vertically on it would be a perfect circle so when you look at an angle, as in your picture, the visible edge should be elliptical.
Ellipses take a little practice but add a lot to the look of your work.
The colors look good to me, you're coming along nicely.
Brian
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Reply #13 on: August 29, 2013, 12:20:06 PM
I agree, the colours are nice and vibrant  O0

If you round the bottom edge of the front umbrella a bit more it will look fine. The others are okay as they are in the distance so their bottoms will look straight. Small change, so well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #14 on: August 29, 2013, 05:13:10 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you all for the comments, I will look at my umbrellas again, and try to change it. Its just a practice for the sand dunes oil painting i have nearly finished, its on a big canvas, so wanted to practice first. I will have a lot of footprints on it with people on the beach, right now my foot prints look like zebra footprints, have to first fix that, then will see how it goes. :2funny:


 

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