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Alan Dixon

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on: June 18, 2015, 02:23:34 PM
I was watching TV the other night and a beach scene appeared. Suddenly a seagull flew over the scene close to the camera. I thought it was impressive so here is my interpretation of that scene. I did this on a small (8`x 10`) canvas and i think I would like to try it on a larger canvas and make the seagull larger in the scene. I am not happy with the foam approaching the sand  so I would appreciate any reference vidoes to help me with this.
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Happychappy

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Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 03:10:27 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Alan a great attempt at a lovely but difficult subject.  In my humble opinion, I think you are not happy with your foam because the sea edging on the sand is too dark.  It looks as though a bank of sand is stopping the water from rolling over the sand.  Hope I have conveyed what I am meaning. However, wait until the more experienced artists have had a look at your painting and they will put you on the right track for sure.


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lynn p.

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Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 07:53:40 AM
Alan, What a wonderful job you did with the seagull.  Very realistic.  As far as the sea foam and sand go, look at the paintings here.  You'll see that as the water becomes very shallow near the shore, the foam breaks up, you see the sand color through the water and the solid white foam is typically where the water meets the sand.  I would keep that little patch of sand beyond the water one color brown, as you wouldn't really see the demarcation of wet and dry sand there.  Hope this helps and makes sense.  oil painting of seafoam


Alan Dixon

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Reply #3 on: June 19, 2015, 09:01:58 AM
Thank you both for your helpful suggestions. I too wondered about the dark I(wet) area on the sand. Also there were several photo's of foam in your referral, Lynn, that are exactly what I was looking for as an example.
Alan


 

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