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05-24-2001, 11:04 AM
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Hi, Its very first time I paint water. Before starting this, I studied a lot about "painting a water". But still its not looking like a real water to me, Of course itís my first time and I need really practice and Defiantly Help from all of you. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

05-24-2001, 11:13 AM
Kashifa, to me it looks like water, especially the line where the water is being pushed due to pressure. It is only the distant areas where I think you should work more. I think the distant sea should show less of multi-color.

Beautiful work anyway.


05-24-2001, 11:44 AM
The water looks a bit placid, for such a strong wind. But it's definitely water, and well done at that.

"I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." -- John Galt, Atlas Shrugged

05-24-2001, 01:14 PM
Are you sure!
I did it* I am so Satisfied now with my water. I always wish to work well. To achieve it, first I studied my subject as much as I can and then I try...
Well its just my starting. Thank you all very much but if you see any thing obvious tell me. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

05-24-2001, 03:03 PM
it looks like water
more important, the water is by itsrelf,
the sky is by itself
the boats too
if colors from each isolated area of color can be borrowed, transferred, mirrorred,
all would look more eal
water changes a lot, colorwise
this is because of wind action on some areas, reflections in other areas
far wawy the water can reflect the sky more, unless of course there happens to be more wind far away, which would darken it,
the land, the buildings and the green island should relect too, not as much as the boat, which is clkoser, and which reflect even more
sometimes just painting in water with freedom to add different colors yields different affects that are even more real than your subject

05-24-2001, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by Kashifa:
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Hello, Kashifa. I think your painting is excellent, especially for a first attempt at water. I think I know what you are dissatified with in your near water (the distant water is very good). The faces of your little "waves" (the darks) are many and random, and don't seem to have any connection to each other, as if each little rise in water is an entity unto itself. If you will connect some of them, like the dark base of one running into and beyond the base of another behind it, then fading out to a more gentle flat, it might seem more cohesive. Also, run a bit of the trough color (the medium color) up into some of the darks, as if each wave had a bit of disturbance in itself. Then add a lighter sky color to the tops of some of the waves to add sparkle. This is so hard to explain this way! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I hope I am making some sense! Anyway, I love your painting!


05-24-2001, 11:40 PM
Not much to add by way of advice. I like your work a lot and I think you did a great job of your first water. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

"every picture is a history of love and hate when read from the appropriate angle" -- Leopoldo Salas-Nicanor, 1731 (Reading Pictures, Alberto Manguel, 2000)

05-25-2001, 12:19 AM
I agree with the other comments...and this is wonderful for your first try at water. Looking good!


05-25-2001, 12:36 AM
maybe you will always be trying to to something else and everyone will be amazed at yopur achievement and you will remain uncertain?
maybe it has to be like that? maybe it is good like that?

love your work

more please

05-25-2001, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by Pen:
I think I know what you are dissatified with in your near water ..
"You cauct my point.Yes these close waves are really giveing me a trouble",
..If you will connect some of them...."yeh these sould have some connection(i under stand what you mean by connection)"
..Then add a lighter sky color..." Waves should have reflections of water, sky and light.."
This is so hard to explain this way! " you explain is so Well"
You give me a so perfect advises. Thank you. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

05-25-2001, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by dornberg:
, reflections in other areas
far wawy the water can reflect the sky more, unless of course....this is because of wind action on some areas

you are talking about the color prospective.I will correct it.

05-25-2001, 11:20 AM
Thank you all for deeply describing disscussion on Water and its reflections, Waves. Its all help ful for me.
I newly joined heir,But i should say, Its great to be heir, arrounds all of you great peoples and great artists. I enjoy as well as learned a lot from all of you.

05-25-2001, 04:56 PM
As a beginner, you're better than the average. You need to subdue the horizon a bit.

Study the marine art of James Fetherolf, and Carl Evers (my favorites). Dave Dalton is good too http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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05-25-2001, 10:00 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by khans:
[B]Thank you all for deeply describing disscussion on Water and its reflections, Waves. Its all help ful for me.

Hi, Kashifa. One more little thing... Generally speaking, the horizon shouldn't cut the scene right in half. Either more sky than water or more water than sky is usually better. Though this picture seems to work...! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif