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05-21-2003, 06:57 PM
A friend of mine wanted me to do a painting of a lighhouse-island photo that she took in the Bahamas.

This is acrylic- 9" x 12" gallery wrapped canvas.
The water is more torquoise, than it shows on the scan.
The water is what she liked the most about the photo.

I will also post in acrylics.

Any comments are appreciated.

05-21-2003, 07:13 PM
I thought I would also post the reference photo.

sorry, will try again

05-21-2003, 07:18 PM
Here is the reference photo.

05-21-2003, 07:46 PM
Your client should like the painting....you captured it. The turquoise water will add a lot to the painting.


05-21-2003, 09:54 PM
Thanks Michael.

I wish I knew why the scan shows the water as so blue, when it is much more cerulean. Maybe it's the settings on the scanner.

Wayne Gaudon
05-22-2003, 11:17 AM
very nicely done :D

05-23-2003, 12:20 PM
Thanks, Wayne.

I adjusted the color a little, (playing around with the tools in photoshop elements) it still shows more blue on the scan, but this is more like the painting, I also changed the painting a bit.
There is more green in the overall color than it shows here.

05-23-2003, 01:17 PM
Excellent color work--definitely the last scan is the best! That turquoise or aqua or green color is so important in rendering the water off the Bahamas. That's my most vivid memory of our visit to the Bahamas--the water!:)

05-23-2003, 10:32 PM
I like your painting. I hope the colors here are closer to your original.

05-24-2003, 10:42 AM
Thanks Artmom, and Yar.
Yes like I said there is more aqua in the painting. I didn't want to add more green to the whole picture as you did, it makes the rest of the scan colors off. ( the island colors)
But thanks for the try.

05-24-2003, 11:05 AM
Here is the painting again, I added more greens to the original yesterday, seems to have scanned much better this last time. I added layers of phthalo green to water colors.
This looks more like the painting, but of course the scan is still more blue than the painting. Sigh....