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Reply #45 on: June 18, 2015, 08:25:12 AM
Do, this is coming along nicely.  Looking forward to future posting.
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Reply #46 on: June 18, 2015, 12:30:28 PM
This is progressing fabulously! I think a darker shadow under the boat would help bring some dimension to the painting...and there's a white area in front of the mountain, between the boat and the trees that seems like a phantom mountain - may need some detail on that. I can't wait to see those animals!
« Last Edit: June 18, 2015, 01:10:53 PM by Sacgal/Sharon »
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Reply #47 on: June 18, 2015, 01:05:32 PM
Fiona this is comming along well.   My only suggestion is to receed the Trees on the right they apear to small for the arch, but maybe it is just some small trees.       :clap:
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Reply #48 on: June 18, 2015, 03:15:39 PM
Thank you my lovely PB friends for all the positive feedback and encouragement. I have taken all the advice and tweaked this one as suggested. I think it's done now but will wait for further comments before I show it to Hannah. I've really enjoyed doing this one  :)

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As always crits, comments suggestions etc are gratefully received.

Cheers
Fi
« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 01:51:28 PM by Fiona »
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Sacgal/Sharon

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Reply #49 on: June 18, 2015, 03:44:18 PM
This looks fantastic, Fiona! I'm still struggling with the hill in the front - it really should be darker than the ones in the back...can you add a bit more color to that? Love the impression of the animals...and the two cats up front are a brilliant addition!
Cheers,
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Reply #50 on: June 18, 2015, 05:06:44 PM
Beautiful sky.
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Reply #51 on: June 18, 2015, 06:40:00 PM
Very interesting painting indeed :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #52 on: June 19, 2015, 06:12:16 AM
Fi, I like this very much, indeed.   :smitten:   Those mountains are so captivating, and the animals are great--love the cats in the foreground. Just a couple of small things that come to mind.

(1) With the storm/flood approaching, might the sky be stormy and menacing?

(2) The front of the ark somehow seems two-dimensional. Would some light and shadow on that part make it seem more 3-dimensional?

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Reply #53 on: June 19, 2015, 01:42:41 PM
From the shadows this is a back lit ship/boat so there would be no lighting there. To brighten up the boat just lighten up the roof area and this will make a difference.
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Reply #54 on: June 19, 2015, 03:18:02 PM
Thank you once again my lovely PB friends for the kind comments and suggestions, always appreciated  :)

I have added a little more colour to the middle mountain and a bit more texture as well, added some highlights to the ark, and added a bit more shadow to the trees and bushes. The reason I didn't want to add the dark clouds to the sky is because it's going into a 2 year old's bedroom and I wanted to keep it a bit more bright and a little less depressing - so I'll say it's "The calm before the Storm"  :)


Thank you all again for your help and comments - it's made this a much better painting. As always crits, comments suggestions etc are gratefully received.

Cheers
Fi
« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 01:51:54 PM by Fiona »
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Reply #55 on: June 19, 2015, 03:31:07 PM
What a magnificent difference a few tweaks make! Love this Fiona - and your client is going to be thrilled! Can't wait to see what frame you choose for this. Congrats!!! :yippee:
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #56 on: June 19, 2015, 03:45:38 PM
Your client will love this, Fiona. I certainly understand about the calm before the storm, especially as it is for a child.
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Reply #57 on: June 19, 2015, 04:56:01 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Fantastic Fi, just love it.   Patricia
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Reply #58 on: June 19, 2015, 06:56:28 PM
Beautifull and fun painting Fiona. :yippee:
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Reply #59 on: June 19, 2015, 11:34:48 PM
 :clap: Great imagination painting Fiona!......so bright and sunny.


 

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