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Ginette
09-10-2003, 06:14 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-10-2003/4946_SaltMarsh30_40SUNSETT.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-10-2003/4946_SaltMarsh30_40SUNSETM.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: View from Jekyll Island
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 30x40
Allow digital alterations?: No, please :)

MY COMMENTS:
Attempt to portrait this sunset view from Jekyll Island.
Attempt to use a more subtle palette, then I usually use.
Attempt to get good depths.
Attempt to portrait salt marsh grasses & reflections in foreground

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Anything!?
I will let is dry for a while, a few days.
In the meantime any suggestions are welcome.

markr
09-10-2003, 06:41 PM
Looks good ... looks real good! Wanna see it bigger! tell me where! Where!? Where!?
Thanks'
Mark

Ginette
09-10-2003, 07:12 PM
Bigger picture (http://www.williambell.com/2003OriginalGinette/LargerSept2003/SaltMarsh30_40SUNSET.html)

I don't know about that praise now markr. Don't chage too much :D


Ginette

Rabbit Twilight
09-10-2003, 07:16 PM
What Mark said......good, really good. I think it's spectacular....wouldn't change a thing. I think you suceeded in all that you set out to accomplish.

arourapope
09-10-2003, 08:13 PM
woohooooooo!!!!!!!

roberj
09-10-2003, 08:15 PM
I put on my reading glasses, and then the pixels got in the way. Would love to see this one life size. Sky is subdued and spectacular all at the same time.




Bob

jerryW
09-10-2003, 08:18 PM
quite fine detail
yet it works
a new blend for you

Ginette
09-10-2003, 08:59 PM
Thanks Guys! :)

shirleyq
09-11-2003, 09:42 AM
Ginette, I REALLY like this one. The sky is sooooooooooo grand:D This might be my favorite:)

giniaad
09-11-2003, 02:00 PM
geesh, Ginette!
I think this is your finest to date...

the colors you have used
and how you have used them
create an absolutely beautiful expansive atmosphere
a scene to behold

rich rich rich

(thanks for the larger pic!)

Gilberte
09-11-2003, 03:28 PM
Ginette,
The bigger picture ......... that sky is just THE BESTEST .......... !

giniaad
09-11-2003, 04:48 PM
and...speaking of palette...
what was it?
(I say was, because, I assume...
you will not touch this...)

Ginette
09-12-2003, 01:20 AM
Hey Thanks Shirley... Thanks Gilberte glad you like. :)

Hi Giniaad...
palette...

Chrome Orange
Chrome Lemon
Grumbacher red
Burnt Sienna
Prussian Blue
Cobalt Blue
Sap Green
Black
White

of course I mix them up myself really none of the colors are straight from the tube in this one

Still not sure about not touching it again. I'll see.

Ginette

giniaad
09-12-2003, 11:03 AM
on mixing...I presumed as much
thanks for the info...


again...just love it! and am glad it is large...
must be wonderful in person

Ginette
09-12-2003, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by giniaad
on mixing...I presumed as much
thanks for the info...


again...just love it! and am glad it is large...
must be wonderful in person

Thanks Giniaad...

I don't know about it beeing wonderful, honestly yet :) I am still pondering over it.

I keep looking at it and I guess I am so used to more color that I still get that thought about it being too blah maybe....
I can't get a really good feeling about it.

Oh... I just mentioned the mixing because none of the colors really look like the once I mentioned in the palette list above.
I used to not mix as much before. I think I grayed all of them down too much maybe in this one.

Ginette

dornberg
09-12-2003, 01:01 PM
a very delicate handling of this color relation

shirleyq
09-12-2003, 01:01 PM
I think it looks too gray to you because you are surrounded by all the bright vibrant work which you do so well. IMHO this is beautiful on its own and would sell.:)

Ginette
09-12-2003, 01:26 PM
Thanks Dornberg....


Thanks Shirley :)

I have till mid October to decide, if I put it in to a show with some other Jekyll Island or coastal type pieces.

I need 4 or 5 all together.

Ginette

mkillough
09-12-2003, 02:07 PM
I grew up here. Went to school in Brunswick. I have seen this marsh scene going over the causeway many times and it always touched my heart just as you just did with this painting. It is absolutely perfect. I thank you for giving me such a wonderful memory.:) :) :)

TScottDove
09-12-2003, 02:23 PM
Seems to me that you have accomplished all you attempted quite well. Be proud and move on.

Now where is Jekyll Island?

Ginette
09-12-2003, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by mkillough
I grew up here. Went to school in Brunswick. I have seen this marsh scene going over the causeway many times and it always touched my heart just as you just did with this painting. It is absolutely perfect. I thank you for giving me such a wonderful memory.:) :) :)

Thank You very much mkillough.

I think you just helped me to make up my mind about this one.
I think I will leave it as is. :)

I just came back from there, been to Jekyll Island only twice, but I will go back there again. Next time I will stay longer. It's so beautiful there. Brunswick has some very helpful people.
We had to pull over to check directions, since we took a wrong turn.
A few seconds later someone pulled over too and asked us if we needed help.

Ginette

Ginette
09-12-2003, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by TScottDove
Seems to me that you have accomplished all you attempted quite well. Be proud and move on.

Now where is Jekyll Island?

Thanks... I agree.

Jekyll Island is on the Georgia Coast.
Here is a map.

Map (http://www.jekyllisland.com/mapsanddirections.phtml)

Ginette

mkillough
09-12-2003, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by Ginette


Thank You very much mkillough.

I think you just helped me to make up my mind about this one.
I think I will leave it as is. :)

I

Oh, I am so glad.
If you do more of the area let me know. You must visit St. Simons when you return. Much older charm of the fifties here... and a beautiful old lighthouse.

Ginette
09-12-2003, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by mkillough


Oh, I am so glad.
If you do more of the area let me know. You must visit St. Simons when you return. Much older charm of the fifties here... and a beautiful old lighthouse.

I will.
I have the whole area and various islands on my list to travel.
I used to go more to the Bahamas, but right now I want to stick close to home.
I'm waiting for my American Citizenship to go through so I don't want to leave the country, in case the homeland security office calls.

The Georgia Coast and also SC are so full of wonderful places I could spend the rest of my life just poking around there.
I also went to St. Augustine Florida, what a great little city gorgeous Spanish influenced architecture. Will paint that too.

Ginette