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Alan Dixon

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on: June 13, 2012, 05:00:49 PM
The very first picture I tried was this one. It was so bad that I gesso'd over it. I really like the scene though so I decided to try it again. What a difference a few months of practice is. I really like this one. It is done in acrylics on a 8" x 10" canvas board.


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Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012, 05:06:20 PM
Alan, you're reall making progress!

That's a very nice composition.  Nice job on the reflections on the water.

I like the boat in the foreground.

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Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012, 05:07:20 PM
Alan I am very happy for you. This is very nice. Congratulations.  O0 O0
If I may suggest. The distant greens, You might want to try adding some sky color to it. To soften it in the distance. I like your boat. Keep up the good work. I have been there also. I have gesso over mine mistakes too.  :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 08:30:43 PM
Alan you are doing GREAT. It is amazing what a little time and practice will do.  I agree with Nina, The distant grassy hill needs to be muted.  Its seems as bright as the foreground. Your boat is lovely, so realistic.
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Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 08:31:47 PM
Nicely done Alan.   :clap:  I'll always have a soft spot for Peggy's Cove. Beautiful anytime.   O0
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Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012, 09:20:26 PM
it's a pity you don't have a photo of the old version for comparison  :-\ It would be great to see the progress.

Lovely painting and composition  :clap:

I agree with Nina on the distant hill, the colours are too bright for the distance, so just give it a colour wash with the sky colour to make it recede O0

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Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012, 10:03:02 PM
Thank you all for your comments.
Actually the painting colours are darker than the photo I submitted, and the background green is darker than the forground (Shadowed) green. It probably would be a bit better with a bit more blue in it however.
Thanks again.


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