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Reply #150 on: July 14, 2017, 02:49:33 PM
Neil,

This looks lovely.  It has a great sense of style.  Love the subtleness of the sunrise.

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Reply #151 on: July 15, 2017, 02:46:42 PM
Nicely done Neil.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #152 on: July 31, 2017, 09:06:02 PM
you do struggle with some paintings more than others for some reason, but this one turned out great :clap: :clap: :clap:
If I had to be picky I would say that the footsteps recede too quickly. At the distance we are seeing they will become only slightly smaller O0


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Reply #153 on: July 31, 2017, 10:28:00 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan I like it when you're picky and thanks for feedback on my other work greatly appreciated


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Reply #154 on: May 18, 2018, 04:47:38 PM

It's interesting going from using a palette knife to using a brush...definitely less vibrancy. I really tried to paint those darn birds, but I just couldn't get them correct. Plus my husband said he likes the scene as is - which is always a good excuse to put the brush down!!
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Reply #155 on: May 21, 2018, 07:22:59 AM
looks great - I like the grass a lot :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: just be careful of making the waves so straight - they seldom come in straight like that, but rather in a curve O0


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Reply #156 on: May 21, 2018, 02:41:17 PM
I have to agree about the waves. As they are, it almost gives the impression of a drop off. Otherwise it's great.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #157 on: May 21, 2018, 04:08:44 PM
Sharon

Love the white sand beach.  I agree about the waves and the drop off look.  Maybe soften that dark blue line in the middle to lessen the drop off effect.

The upper set of waves has a nice curve; maybe try to make the bottom set similar.


I really think you are doing beautifully with oil.

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Reply #158 on: May 21, 2018, 05:57:08 PM
Thanks Mea, Nolan and Val. And I see what you mean about the waves. I’ll correct that and soften the blue and will repost!!
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Reply #159 on: May 21, 2018, 11:19:34 PM

I’ve always been water  challenged when painting, evidenced by my struggle with the waves. Have I put too many in now? practising my curves!! 
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Reply #160 on: May 22, 2018, 12:38:00 AM
Sharon,

You have great elements here, but have let the waves engulf you.  Been there; done that.

You have horizontal waves along the horizon and curvy vertical ones in the foreground.  Does your reference photo show direction and that many? 

When in doubt, use what the reference photo has.

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Reply #161 on: May 22, 2018, 10:53:49 AM
Great job Sharon it is a tough one this just looking back at my effort the only things I got right were the sky and the seagull I thought I’d got the footprints ok but Nolan said they were too far apart what he didn’t know was it was Usain Bolt running on the beach anyway we learn a little from every mistake so this time next year I’ll be in the Royal Academy


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Reply #162 on: May 22, 2018, 04:22:14 PM

Mea - you were right - I was waving a bit too much! So I studied Nolan’s painting and have made some adjustments. I need to stop fiddling on this now.

Thanks Neil! I’ll have to work on footsteps and birds another time. Like Usain it’s time for me to “bolt” from this painting!! And one day soon we’ll all be able to say “we knew him when” after you get into the Academy!!
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Reply #163 on: May 22, 2018, 07:56:01 PM
Oh, yes, Sharon.  Much better now. Nothing like a good tweak!

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Reply #164 on: May 22, 2018, 09:16:00 PM
Thanks Mea! I do appreciate your suggestions a lot!!
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Sharon