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05-05-2003, 04:58 PM
I had started this one quite a while ago and decided to dig it out and maybe work on it more. I have more inking to do but not sure if I need to do more with the watercolor? Original size is about 14" X 10" on 140 lb Canson cold press watercolor paper. Any and all comments WELCOME!! :D:)
PS: Remember my color-blindness :) Did I do ok with the colors? I was just guessing which colors to use :D:D:D:D:D
05-05-2003, 05:12 PM
WOW, Murray, for being color blind, I think you did a fantastic job on color placement. I like the intense colors you choose, and the dark water makes it look so deep and cold like a Scotish Loche. Maybe the Loche Ness Monster is hiding in there?? Nice job!!
05-05-2003, 06:33 PM
I agree with Sharon, Murray. This is awesome! I only have one question and one teeny suggestion -- is the white on the mountain going to stay white? Or maybe your ref pic is that way. I was just thinking most mountains with snow have the snow at the higher elevations. And the water -- I agree it looks cold and deep! But the other colors are so vibrant, you may want to consider a glaze of some other color too. HTH :D
05-06-2003, 07:35 AM
Nice and dramatic so far, Murray, which probably suits the subject.
1) the picture is split fairly evenly by a line (the horizon?)
- may just be how you scanned it...
2) are the trees really meant to be pink?
:evil: Just jokin', of course. Look forward to seeing where you go with this.
05-06-2003, 12:09 PM
THANKS for commenting Sharon, Monica and Chris!! :)
Monica: In the photo I took of this location, there is no snow at the tops of the mountains. There is just the snow that is laying in some areas that might not get a lot of sun. This photo was also taken in the month of August so it was fairly warm there :) I will try to upload the reference photo I am using to you can see what I am talking about :D
Chris: You're right. It's the way I scanned the painting. The horizon line is about the bottom third of the painting. Some of the sky got cut off with the scan :)
Pink trees??? WHERE??....I can't see any pink trees!!:confused: LOL :D:)
05-06-2003, 12:31 PM
Looks great so far - I'm not much of a "landscape" art fan, but I had 2 stop in here b-cuz your grass on the hill 2 the left - looks AWESOME!!!:clap: :clap:
Depending on you colourhandicap you did a good job -but you can improve you grayscale or perspective - in the distance there are softer ,fading grays or also colours . If you do this you can express more plasticity
05-07-2003, 09:12 AM
I agree with BT...the grass is amazing!! And you did well with the colors, too!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Murray, this is looking excellent... Maybe more blue in the water???
05-09-2003, 11:16 AM
GREAT JOB Murray....those mountains look sooooo moody and the grass is fab.
I think the colours are wonderful. The water could take some more blue but it's fine as is also.
Looking forward to seeing what you do with this one.
05-14-2003, 02:12 PM
I got the immediate impression of shivery cold. I think that's what the mountains are "saying".
The white area does seem a bit odd, maybe some pale blue wash to pushthem back with the mountains. And maybe a bit of beach where the grass reaches the water? Just my thoughts, ignore them if you wish:rolleyes:
Anyway, I love the way you treat water!
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