View Full Version : "Out of the Depths"

10-09-2013, 12:57 PM

Hello again everyone! I recently painted this and although I learned many different techniques and had fun doing it. I was a little disappointed. The painting just doesn't feel cohesive to me. This may be due to the light source on the woman is so very wrong. I really don't know how I didn't realize this as I was painting it. Anyways, what do you think?

Acrylic on Canvas (24" x 32")

10-09-2013, 12:59 PM
Again, the site won't let me upload JPEG images, so the GIF format tends to lose so much detail. This was all done by a sponge and toothbrush by the way.

10-09-2013, 10:38 PM
The light source is directly above so there is a problem with the light falling on the figure. This could be simply corrected.
The base (water or whatever it is) is angled to the left, this adds to the over all awkwardness of the work in my opinion.
More definition of what the figure is actually coming out of might also help.