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on: October 04, 2011, 06:38:56 PM
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I've not been painting recently, so I decided to jump in and do one.  This is an Acrylic, on 12 x 15.5 canvas.  Scene is two boats passing on the open sea at night.  There are faint stars in the sky and white caps between the boats.  Each boat has cabin lights on to reflect life on board.

I would appreciate constructive comments as I continue to improve as an artist and painter.
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Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 10:01:10 PM
I think you have a unique style. Something about your paintings is simplistic yet, captures something magic. Childlike but with maturity. The kind of images that look great on objects like cards, coaster, table mats, etc.
This painting has that same look. The only suggestion I'd make is to make the background waves a little bit smaller as they receed into the distance. Perhaps try to give the foreground boat a bit of depth (3D). If I suggest any more, it may take away your unique qualities.  ;)
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Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 10:52:54 PM
It would be very difficult to capture waves at night even with a camera.  I agree with Pat's helpful assessment and I also like your style.  Great work, Tom.
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Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 01:38:08 PM
Thank you both for your comments.  I will keep this in mind with the next sea painting I do.

Tom
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Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 03:32:55 PM
like this one too Tom.  :clap: You can also darken the distant waves and boat so they are not as bright as the foreground boats and wave. That way you will get even more depth O0


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Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 06:05:37 PM
Thank you Nolan, hadn't thought about that. 
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Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 02:32:17 PM
I think they've pretty much covered it Tom...well done.  :clap: How do you find working with the acrylics? I haven't done much with them as yet, afraid to blink or they're dry!  ;D
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Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 04:55:12 PM
As for drying time, an extender is used to lengthen the drying time, works great.  As far as acrylics, I'm having problems mixing colors, if I stay with what I can buy in the store it's fine.

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Reply #8 on: October 07, 2011, 12:21:33 PM
maybe you can go over the Colour Mixing Webinar again?


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Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 02:38:32 PM
Thanks, I'll do that.
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Reply #10 on: October 08, 2011, 02:01:01 AM
I'm not the quickest at mixing colours either Tom.  :-\  By the time I get my colour right I'm afraid I'll have more extender than paint!   :2funny:
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Reply #11 on: October 08, 2011, 10:31:24 AM
doesn't matter Val. Luckily in this race everybody gets the same prize, even if they don't cross the finish line last. It's all about getting to the finish line that counts O0


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Reply #12 on: October 08, 2011, 03:29:51 PM
Feels more like a 4 legged race... you on one side, Dennis on the other!  Together I know I'll cross that line..  :yippee:
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Reply #13 on: October 09, 2011, 10:51:05 AM
then we will all cross the line at the same time  :yippee:


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Reply #14 on: October 09, 2011, 01:56:18 PM
 :yippee:  :clap:  I'll bring the crutches!  :injured:
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Cheers, Val

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