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on: January 03, 2015, 12:20:41 AM
 
A friend took this photo of a bridge located nearby - as they say, I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew! From the photo I thought this would be easy, but it's definitely not...please send any comments to help me improve on this...haven't decided it it will be in my Destinations show or not since I don't know if I like it or not! Thanks!
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Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 12:24:59 AM
Lovely  :clap:
Your reflections need to be darker.
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Reply #2 on: January 03, 2015, 12:39:48 AM
Thanks Natalie. I can work on that tomorrow!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #3 on: January 03, 2015, 02:12:20 AM
Sharon,

I flipped back and forth between your painting and the reference photo and can hardly see any difference, except maybe the left side bushes are darker.

Great job.

aloha

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Reply #4 on: January 03, 2015, 02:17:16 AM
Nice work Sharon :)
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Reply #5 on: January 03, 2015, 02:24:07 AM
Nice work Sharron, i agree with Natalie for the reflections.  Remember the lighter the object the darker the reflection, the darker the object the lighter the reflection.  One more little thing , on the left hand side the post reflection are past (higher) the dark bar.   Hope this helps


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Reply #6 on: January 03, 2015, 04:32:00 AM
Sharon--I am always impressed by how you challenge yourself and succeed.  I agree, this is hard to paint.  I think that when the bridge reflection is darker and doesn't show the light places, you will be happy.  Great job :clap: :clap:


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Reply #7 on: January 03, 2015, 05:44:06 PM
Thanks for the great suggestions, everyone...and I didn't know that about reflections, Danielle - that lighter colors are darker and darker colors are lighter when they're reflections.  I obviously didn't paint every bush exactly as the original photo...so I'll use what plants I painted as my references...stay tuned!
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Sharon


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Reply #8 on: January 03, 2015, 06:16:53 PM
Sharon, you might want to addres the angle of the reflected bridge, you have it going straight across, the reference photo shows a definite angle, giving it the perception of depth, hope this helps.
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Reply #9 on: January 03, 2015, 08:35:57 PM
You guys are so good, when I looked at the painting I did not see anything wrong, to me it looked fantastic. Well done Sharon, I wont be able to give advice but can appreciate something so beautiful.
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Reply #10 on: January 03, 2015, 10:04:55 PM
Sharon - you sure can make watercolors work for you!!!!  This is absolutely gorgeous!!

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Reply #11 on: January 03, 2015, 10:33:09 PM

OK - i've darkened the bridge, added some more black underneath to give the right side more of an angle (great idea Robin), and darkened some of the plant reflections in the water...

Louisa & Sherri - what lovely compliments - thank you!  And Lynn - you're so right about always challenging myself. I don't set out to, than in the midst of it I start to panic that I've reached too high, than with feedback from my PB friends I'm always glad I tried these more challenging pieces regardless of how they turn out...

Please let me know if there's more I should do...thanks!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #12 on: January 03, 2015, 10:37:05 PM
Awesome!!!! It is perfect now!!!!  Sherri
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Reply #13 on: January 03, 2015, 10:55:49 PM
Oh, yes, Sharon.  This will definitely have to be part of the DESTINATIONS series!

Great!

aloha

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Reply #14 on: January 03, 2015, 10:59:34 PM
Sherri and Mea - thank you so much! I was feeling really insecure about this. So glad I didn't give up. And yes Mea, it will be in the show! Unframed it's 21x24. One of my largest!
Cheers,
Sharon