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02-13-2014, 04:08 PM
This is one that I have done and wish to sell soon.

What do ya'll think?

02-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Any suggestions would be helpful

02-13-2014, 11:30 PM
I like it.

I do wonder if the waves could be adjusted a bit, they seem kind of solid with some of the hard edges.

Do you have reference photo, or is it a made up scene..?

Maybe looking at some images of waves it will help with color and shapes better than me trying to explain it...

I like the sky reflection on the far water but I don't think the closer water would have that reflection because of the rougher wave action.

02-13-2014, 11:36 PM
Is it evening?

If th light area in the sky is the sun or moon then the facing forward side of the waves will have deep dark shadows..at the base.




02-14-2014, 12:30 AM
I will have to adjust it...I see what you mean. Thanks

Ya'll are awesome

02-14-2014, 01:22 AM
post the revision, when you get it done, can't wait to see how it changes..

doctoring in arts
02-14-2014, 01:59 AM
I have been trying to paint waves . it is quite hard.. I think you have done a good job.. and Joy has given some valuable points.. waiting to see the updated one..

02-14-2014, 07:04 AM
I haven't ever painted a wave, so can't help you there, but there was a classroom last year right here in the Acrylics Forum that was about painting waves that you should be able to find. This is a very interesting viewpoint you have chosen, where the wave is going to wash over the viewer of the painting!


Charlie's Mum
02-14-2014, 07:31 AM
Here's the PAL (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1338100) (Paint-a-Long) thread we did about painting waves - it might help you get these foreground waves right, especially on the 'face' of the wave.

I'd suggest letting the 'sunset' touch the waves only lightly - if the sea is rough-ish the reflected sun won't be a strongly seen.
I'd also suggest that the cliffs would not be as detailed from this distance - or the buildings ....... details merge as aerial perspective (distance and colouring) take effect.

02-14-2014, 01:43 PM
I just noticed there is a darkish blue circular shape in the sky that doesn't seem to fit in?
Unless it was a spot on the camera lens..?

If it is on the painting it could be dry brush or blended/covered somehow..

02-14-2014, 02:25 PM
Lots of great advice...like your composition!

02-14-2014, 10:13 PM
That's Portland Lighthouse on Cape Elizabeth, right ?

Anyway, nice color selections.


02-14-2014, 10:35 PM
Wow good eye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes that's the Rough Rocky shores of Portland, Maine. Of course I changed it up quite a bit but I see that you noticed the lighthouse. I guess I did ok on this painting.

Thank You for the compliment Jim

Thanks to all of you for the concerns and advice. I will see what I can do. I have a been a pencil artist all my life. I just recently started painting in July 2013.

Again thank you