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Reply #15 on: April 12, 2016, 07:53:41 AM
Off to a good start, Liz.  Maybe it's the camera angle, but some of the building (bottom row) look curved to the left at the top.

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Reply #16 on: April 12, 2016, 12:56:36 PM
Liz, you CAN do it.  Just look what you have done so far.  Looking forward to seeing the finished painting which is going to be great for sure.   


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Reply #17 on: April 12, 2016, 03:04:05 PM
 :thankyou:  For your encouragement NOLAN, MAL, & PATRICIA!
What makes this a really interesting picture is the slight curvature of the buildings from left to right. You'll notice this more with the angle of the canopies on the bottom left. Look at the color photo.  It will be a while before I get there though!  :whistle:
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Reply #18 on: April 17, 2016, 12:05:04 AM
Great start Liz  O0   Doing fine!  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:       :yippee:


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Reply #19 on: April 17, 2016, 06:13:40 AM
 :thankyou: VAL, for cheering me on!  I will work on Portofino this week since now the paint is touch dry.  I hope to outline the buildings and do shadows and details; after that work on boats, after that . . ., after that . . . after that . . .
Not counting the time thinking about painting, how many days so far with drying time in between?  ::)
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Reply #20 on: April 19, 2016, 04:22:47 PM
 

Progress report-  First of 'roughing in' stages.  Started with the 2 small houses on top of mountain then did 2 more working down.  Had to paint very small, but they emerged like magic!  Now ready to start the dozen or more buildings on the waterfront promenade.  Got some paint mixes ready. . .

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Reply #21 on: April 19, 2016, 09:37:56 PM

Would you believe I looked out my bedroom window and found houses nestled on the mountain top like in PORTOFINO!  This area is called lower Tantalus, part of Round Top where you can drive up the mountain about 2 miles and see the whole city of Honolulu. 

You can see clearly how trees stick out of the top of the mountain, their shapes and colors between houses, and shadows and light on buildings.
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Reply #22 on: April 19, 2016, 11:48:14 PM
Cool, Liz.  Small world.

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Reply #23 on: April 21, 2016, 03:43:42 PM
Very challenging but enjoyable!
Not too happy with the boats in the harbour though - seems to be lacking something.....


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Reply #24 on: April 21, 2016, 06:11:58 PM
Tracey,

Great job on this painting.

Maybe a small dark shadow under each boat will set them into the water better.

Only a tweak away from perfection

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Reply #25 on: April 21, 2016, 06:37:12 PM
 :yippee: :yippee: Your painting of the harbour is lovely, Tracy.  :clap:
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Reply #26 on: April 22, 2016, 12:57:46 PM
Thanks,  I have made some changes.


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Reply #27 on: April 22, 2016, 04:03:17 PM
Wow, Tracey, it looks so much brighter.  Did you use a different camera or did you repaint all the buildings?

The boats look much better now with the reflections.

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Reply #28 on: April 22, 2016, 06:01:28 PM
Thanks Mea, no its the lighting of the photo.


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Reply #29 on: April 22, 2016, 08:54:30 PM
 :heeha: Wow Tracy! Your painting looks great!  :yippee:
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