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Fiona

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on: February 18, 2017, 12:27:30 AM
Inspired by Mea and her great progress in line and wash, I thought I would give it a go....  I'll start off with something simple like a poppy .... Well that didn't go according to plan, as I found myself sketching a scent from a photo I took a year or two ago.... of a fisherman's cottage... It needs a boat, I thought, so I trawled through some more photo's I'd taken and added a boat to it.... all sketched freehand and in an afternoon  :)  So here it is then, I present you with "Poppy"... ahem....

I'm not too happy with the trees, but other than that I quite like it. Although it's more of a watercolour sketch with pen thn it is a line and wash  :2funny:



All crits, comments and suggestions for improvement are more than welcome

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Danielle123

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Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 01:14:13 AM
well done Fiona,  I would just add a bit more colour to the front of the house to show it is in the shade.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 01:21:41 AM
Oh, Fi, this is quite precious. 

I think it's lovely - the little cottage is so quaint.  Not quite sure about what the boat is doing up against the house, though.  That should make for a lively story.  Where's John Box when you need him???

So happy to have you in the Line and Wash Club.

aloha

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Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 08:02:21 AM
Love this painting  :flowers:
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Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 03:42:57 PM
Thank you ladies for your lovely comments :)

I have added a shadow wash over the front of the house as you suggested Danielle and I think it looks better - thank you for that one.



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Fi
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Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 03:50:56 PM
Yes, Fi, the wash made a considerable difference.

I just love that little cottage.

aloha

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Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 05:12:17 PM
This is lovely Fi ! Love it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The one thing I would be mindful of, and I do have to remind myself of it when doing line & wash.... is that the w/c must be kept as a light wash or it does indeed become a w/c painting!
Overall you have done an excellent job, one addition you could make if so inclined.... paint 'Poppy's" name on her transom!  :whistle:       ^-^


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Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 05:19:10 PM
Mea, those cottages are well-know down in the Cape Province in South Africa, along the coast, and are called Fishermen's Cottages, hence the boat. A very popular painting subject.
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Reply #8 on: February 18, 2017, 07:32:00 PM
Bravo, Fiona - and an excellent 'first time" painting! I bet your poppy wasn't as bad as you think - hope you try that again!
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Reply #9 on: February 18, 2017, 11:14:39 PM
 :clap: :clap:  lovely painting Fi, reminds me off home (SA)
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Reply #10 on: February 18, 2017, 11:49:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fi, you did a wonderful job on the cottage.  I actually preferred it without the shading but that's just me. 


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Reply #11 on: February 19, 2017, 12:28:26 AM
Excellent, Fiona!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #12 on: February 20, 2017, 02:11:46 AM
looks great Fiona  :yippee:


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Reply #13 on: February 20, 2017, 03:10:32 AM
I love it!   :flowers: :flowers:

My only comment would be to shadow a bit more the front part of the cheminey, as it is also in the shadow as your lovely house is.



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Reply #14 on: February 20, 2017, 03:49:56 PM
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments, I really appreciate it  :flowers:

Cheers Fi
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