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liz

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on: March 04, 2021, 10:12:12 PM
Lush Ho’omaluhia State Park in Windward O’ahu, Hawaii with Ko’olau Mountain range as beautiful backdrop. I had to add color to it since it was very green and red car. -Liz
I thought it was too green and brightened it more and added some nuts.
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Reply #1 on: March 08, 2021, 05:27:44 PM
The second one looks better.  This is just my opinion, but I think the painting is all one color green and would look more interesting with different shades of green.  It is difficult to distinguish the foreground from the background as everything is one shade of green.
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Reply #2 on: March 08, 2021, 11:23:18 PM
 :thankyou: MaryLou, it does appear like that in the photo, unfortunately.  I added quite a bit of yellow to the trees.  I was thinking of blue glaze over the mountains to push them back somewhat, but I really don’t know what to do. ~Liz


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Reply #3 on: March 09, 2021, 12:59:01 PM
I think if you were to make some of the foliage a different green to separate them it would look better.  The palm trees are hard to distinguish from what is behind them.  Maybe make them a lighter green.  Different hue, not different tone.  This is what I meant. Adding interest to the background with some different greens  using your artist license. Maybe Dennis or Nolan has more input on this.
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liz

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Reply #4 on: March 10, 2021, 03:39:44 AM
MaryLou, I think it’s the mountains that need a different color.  Sometimes they are a lot bluer.  I’ll look at more photos. ~Liz


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Reply #5 on: March 15, 2021, 01:46:40 PM
The second one is better but i would ad more contrast color  /different then green/may be some red flowers down the road.
Composition is nice . :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: March 15, 2021, 06:45:53 PM
I would like to see the original photo before I comment.
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liz

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Reply #7 on: March 21, 2021, 11:48:07 PM
. Here it is Dennis.  In retrospect I brightened it too much, wanting it to be a sunny day. Also wanted to add in the waterfalls. I should have used more blue I suppose.  The Ko’olaus change from misty in the morning to sunny a little later. But it’s gone now to a happy granddaughter who also has another Ko’olau painting with misty clouds hanging over the  mountain range (see below).



  :)   ~Liz
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Reply #8 on: March 23, 2021, 12:38:38 AM
Liz, look carefully at the photograph. Firstly, the mountains are much lighter in tone than the foreground trees, etc. This automatically pushes them further back from the viewer. Secondly, because of vapour, pollution, dust, etc, the sky colour reflects off them to produce a bluish grey in this instance. This dulls down the green to a bluish grey green.
I suggest you take a piece of card and then try to match the colour in the photo before transferring it to the painting. Does this make sense to you?
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Reply #9 on: March 23, 2021, 02:45:44 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis! You are quite right and I should have known to make the mountains lighter in the background which would have given me much better aerial perspective, too.  I tried to put some blue back in by glazing but that didn’t have the right effect. If it’s acrylic it could be correctable, wouldn’t you say? I will get back the painting and repaint the whole mountain range!  Thanks for being my mentor.  -Liz


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Reply #10 on: March 23, 2021, 03:53:14 AM
Adding black to glazing will only make the underlying colour darker. I very seldom use black out of the tube. A tiny touch of tinting white would have been better.
Acrylic can easily be overpainted.
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Reply #11 on: March 23, 2021, 10:19:25 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis, I’ll do as you have suggested! -Liz


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Reply #12 on: March 30, 2021, 02:44:56 AM
Dennis,

I did the tinting white with zinc white and medium. It sure toned down the mountain really fast. I will work on shadows and highlights with low key colors now. How does it look? -Liz


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Reply #13 on: March 30, 2021, 05:57:16 AM
Massive improvement. Now you have distance and atmospheric perspective  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #14 on: April 01, 2021, 12:12:40 PM
Yes, Liz, now this looks very good.  Well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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