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Reply #405 on: May 07, 2017, 11:07:37 AM
All the effort you put into revising this has made a wonderful difference, Fiona.  It's lovely - a painting to be really proud of.

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Reply #406 on: May 07, 2017, 11:29:37 PM
Now I'm happy with it  :clap: :clap: :clap: The cloud now does not detract from the lighthouse itself  O0
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Reply #407 on: May 08, 2017, 02:54:09 AM
It is fantastic.  :clap:
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Reply #408 on: May 08, 2017, 08:35:26 AM
What a difference a little tweak of the clouds make!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #409 on: May 08, 2017, 06:23:11 PM
 :detective:       :think:      :detective:    I agree!  :heeha:   Banner job Fi, itching to get back to my pastels now!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #410 on: May 10, 2017, 04:26:04 AM
Thank you everyone  :)  I am really happy with this one now, no longer feel as if it's 2 different paintings.

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Reply #411 on: May 15, 2017, 02:49:53 PM
Here is my latest offering, a river scene. The colours of the kingfisher have come out quite muted on the photograph, he looks much more vibrant in the flesh. There's still something missing but I'm not sure what. Maybe some swans or some other water bird...


As always comments, crits and suggestions are most welcome

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Reply #412 on: May 15, 2017, 05:57:10 PM
Fi,

It looks lovely to me.

Maybe that sharp pointed cloud on the left could use a bit of softening.  It grabbed my eye and would not let go.

I admire the fine work you do in pastels.

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Reply #413 on: May 15, 2017, 06:34:25 PM
This is lovely, Fi. I love the colors. You do so well with light and texture in your paintings. My eyes seemed to go everywhere else before noticing the bird though. You said it's much more vibrant in life so that may be why.. I should also mention that I'm viewing it on my iPhone and not a computer.
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Reply #414 on: May 16, 2017, 03:21:30 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fi, you are doing such wonderful work with your pastels and I agree with EmmaLee, the bird should be lighter in order to easily see it for it is lost in the painting. However, you have created a magnificent painting, it gives me the feeling of peace and calm.  I just love it.


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Reply #415 on: May 17, 2017, 11:19:37 AM
This is a lovely painting Fi, I love the colours and the cloud placement in this. :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #416 on: May 18, 2017, 06:30:37 PM
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Reply #417 on: May 21, 2017, 01:57:36 PM
Thank you everyone, I love receiving all the suggestions and crits - it's making me a better artist, so thank you all once again   :flowers: :flowers:

I have had another look at this one after a few days, and I agree with you Mea, that cloud.... like an arrow across the top!!  :2funny:

And I have had another go at that kingfisher! I sprayed the area with a fixative, and went to work with some very sharp pastel pencils. Fixing the base seemed to work and the bird is now much more colourful. I also had another go at the sky, adding and softening, adding and softening. And I reworked the shadows and ripples in the water as well.

Feel much happier about it now, but await your expert eyes to see if there's anything I have missed.


As always comments, crits and suggestions are most welcome

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Fi
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Reply #418 on: May 21, 2017, 03:49:11 PM
beautiful Fi  :clap:
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Reply #419 on: May 21, 2017, 05:10:34 PM
Much improved overall.  O0   Great job Fi.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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