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04-18-2003, 09:24 PM
Thank you to Joe Majury for the reference photo.

9x12, Arches 140cp, watercolor, pen and ink. The actual painting is a bit crisper than this one is showing, but coloring is almost spot on.

I think this is close to being done. However, I'm currently stumped as to where more darks are needed and/or shadows? Also, does it need additional color added anywhere?

I added a light wash of yellow to depict late afternoon early evening but have a feeling the wall facing needs to have a darker wash applied?

What do you think?


04-18-2003, 09:45 PM
of course you know I couldn't pass up anything labelled "chocolate"

really well rendered drawing

cute..not sure about that right side

not sure it adds anything

IMHO you need some shadows..where is the light coming from?

Rose Queen
04-18-2003, 09:46 PM
This is so charming! Very warm & whimsical, Annetta!

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04-18-2003, 09:57 PM
Thank you for peeking in Rose!! I'm working on incorporating 'sparkle and some "umpfh" into my paintings.

Pamps, regarding the right side, the reference photo has a small building in that area but I opted not to put that in. Do you think I should crop it? I haven't even started thinking about crops yet...concentrating on my *darks* :cat:

I now am able to look at my paintings and realize they need more darks and shadows ......was hoping you would take a peek and could maybe help me with the *darks/shadows* :p

You're basically looking West and, ummmm, I visualize it being late afternoon, or I tried to depict that with the shadows on the distant trees on the right side. However, if it would be better cropped, that would ultimately affect the need for shadows?

I dunno :confused:

04-18-2003, 10:35 PM
A lovely scene, you've captured the light through the window very well and the light above the door. You could crop a small amount off on the right, but I like to see the road span across the corner as a lead in.

The front on the building could go a little darker and also have a shadow across the pavement diagonally from the edge of the building.

Unfortunately with the backlight you cannot play with interesting shadows from the bicycle , perhaps if you paint this scene again try it with light from the front side,


lyn lynch
04-19-2003, 04:08 AM
I tried hard to pass on "chocolate" but ultimately suscumed. I was happy to see it was a building. I like it! Joe takes one heck of interesting photos. I think Rod gave you a better critique than I ever could, still it works as is.

04-19-2003, 04:45 AM
With "chocolate" in the title, I had to take a look see. Very nice!

04-19-2003, 07:42 AM
Rod, thank you for the advice. After I have more coffee and wake up, I will darken the front and add a shadow. Yes, painting it with the light from the front side would have been better I think, now that you mention it :D

Thank you Fookie and She-She. It's amazing what the word "chocolate" does to people :evil: Saw a cute saying the other day on a t-shirt...."There is a thin woman inside screaming to get out, but I give the b**ch some chocolate and it usually shuts her up". :P

Little Old Lady
04-19-2003, 08:55 AM
The building is well done. Good advice. I thing cropping the right would make it better.

04-19-2003, 09:11 AM
I really like the building, bike and windows. I vote for cropping on the right as well. You really did a nice job on that building.

04-17-2004, 12:32 AM
Its lovely to see one of my photo's come to life like this.
You have done a really good job on this.
I don't work on Watercolours so will leave the advice up to the experts.
Nice one.

;) ;)

04-17-2004, 12:38 AM
You have good advice ^^^^^

I do like what you have so far, don't forget to repost when you get those shadows in..;)

04-17-2004, 04:10 AM
I would leave the front and just add the shadow on the pavement. I agree a small crop to the right would be in order, and perhaps a diagonal shadow on the right from something out of picture.