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01-07-2013, 03:36 PM
What are your framing plans?

01-07-2013, 03:37 PM
photo by phillip hall

still in progess would like your opinions thanks
acrylic on canvas

01-07-2013, 04:23 PM
Looks great, wish the canvas was just a bit bigger

01-07-2013, 04:32 PM
Painterlight, probably not going to frame, but not sure any suggestions? Andrew, thanks. I always get carried away and don't seem to leave enough canvas. Oh well....

01-07-2013, 04:34 PM
Wahsuzy, I like the piece. -- Glad you aren't going to frame it bc you would have cut off part of your subject. This happened to me recently and its a tough lesson to learn. That being said I would leave a bit more space around the edges next time anyway -- to really place the subject (fish) in the picture plane.

Some areas like the bottom fins have a nice sensitive value distinction, and other places do not (yet) - like the end of the body before it turns into a tail fin. I would make sure you put as much attention on those areas as others.

Also the purple near the tail is throwing me off because it is lighter than the rest of the background. I would go ahead and commit to a value and stick with it.

All the best -- I really like it.

01-07-2013, 05:03 PM
Painterlight, thank you for your comments. The purple will be covered and be closer to black. The fins with the white/blue on them are very translucent and I kept it differnt just so I could see where the fin is. I have alot more detail and shadows to go yet. I will post when I'm finished. Thanks I'm glad you like it. It's been a really FUN painting for me:)

01-07-2013, 08:28 PM
Suzy, this is wonderful. Great work!

01-08-2013, 06:54 PM
Thank you Ella :) I worked alot on it today should be finished real soon and will post when it's ready:)

01-09-2013, 10:10 PM
You can frame it in a "floater" frame, which does not cover any of the artwork. It actually has a gap between the art and the frame molding. The gap can be narrow or wide depending on your preference. I like an eighth inch gap. Here is a link to an example of one of my paintings in a floater frame:


01-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Revilo, thanks so much. GREAT idea:)

01-10-2013, 03:21 PM
Very cool! Seems to come off the page. I like the idea of some kind of border (large) if i was thinking of framing this.

01-12-2013, 09:59 PM
Susie, this is beautiful. I love it. Beautiful colours and such a delightful subject. I love the way you paint sea creatures. What a lovely interest to have. Well done. Thanks for your PM. You are a sweetheart. Cheers =)) Debs.

01-13-2013, 06:36 PM
thanks debzy! here is the finished piece. i am pretty happy with the way this one turned out. may have to keep it:D http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2013/1091382-new30830.JPG

Octopus Inc.
01-14-2013, 07:39 PM
Great colors, lovely fish! Really is looking very nice. I'd love to see a close up or two so we can check out your brush work.

01-14-2013, 10:36 PM
With the floater frame, you can paint the inside of the gap black, so it effectively extends the space around your image. That would work well with this piece.