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10-24-2014, 07:03 PM
I'm working on this ocean sunset from a reference photo from the RIL kindly provided by ArtistVonney. It's acrylic on canvas 24 inches by 48 inches. I would love to do the reference justice and to have this beautiful serene scene hang in my livingroom. Any critiques and comments are welcomed and appreciated. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Oct-2014/1733837-small.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Oct-2014/1733837-ArtistVonny_ocean_sunset_2.jpg

10-24-2014, 08:11 PM
Already beautiful! Can't wait to see more as you go.

10-24-2014, 08:45 PM
You're almost there. :thumbsup:

10-25-2014, 08:36 AM
I can see why the photo inspired you. I like that you have made your piece lighter and more serene. Keep up the good work.

10-25-2014, 01:28 PM
This is looking very good!

10-25-2014, 02:21 PM
That's a tough one to paint ...
my thoughts-
Maybe soften the lower edges of the clouds a bit.
see how the deep color in the clouds is nearly the same as the water color in the ref? that's how you get the impact - darks make the lights pop more.
straighten /level the waterline - may want to push the land back smaller when adjusting the water line?

If you watch some Jerry Yarnell & other acrylic painters videos on you tube - I think it will help you finish it out nicely..
and the best part of acrylics , you can always put another layer over it as you learn.

10-25-2014, 05:14 PM
Thank you so much everyone:) I worked some more on it today. I appreciate the suggestions about the bottom of the clouds and I'll work on that some more tomorrow. Your encouragement is helping me along:clap: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Oct-2014/1733837-small.jpg