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02-07-2013, 10:53 AM
I couldn't get the bright torquise of the water right with my cobalt blue, cadmium red and cadmium yellow. oil on 16 x 20 canvas.

02-07-2013, 11:41 AM
The foliage on the right is too chaotic and too loose. It is too difficult to discern what is there other than the color is green.

mark brazney
02-07-2013, 11:52 AM
are you finished? or are you still working on it?

02-07-2013, 02:16 PM
LOL. Yes, I'm finished unless there is a good point raised for me to work on before it dries.

02-09-2013, 06:43 AM
I like the atmosphere your work spreads. It' s a pity though the background attracts more attention than the foreground does. Sometimes this works well, for instance when the foreground is blurred.

mark brazney
02-12-2013, 12:26 PM
I agree... some detail in the foreground would help

02-12-2013, 01:30 PM
Hi Mackay - I like this and think you have done a good job. Like the light you have got on the foliage and the water looks good too. I paint in watercolour and to get a turquoise shade I use Winsor Blue (green shade) with a touch of Raw Umber. Don't know if this helps you oil painters.


Mike :wave:

02-21-2013, 04:55 AM
I would suggest you consider your painting in terms of foreground middleground and background. You seem to have painted all three with the same colors, values, and intensities, which makes the painting feel flat. You may also have better luck if you make the stuff in the foreground sharper in focus than the stuff in the background.