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Artchrispy
05-05-2018, 07:37 AM
Hey These are recent attempts at water. The last one is oil for contrast. Crits welcome. They all look a little more real from a few feet back. I've done so many lately you'd think i'm dreaming about waves, but no, still dreaming about work.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2018/131690-canvas.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2018/131690-20180502_170615-1_resized.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2018/131690-20180502_063502-1_resized.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2018/131690-yupo.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2018/131690-oil.jpg

bluefish
05-05-2018, 08:07 AM
nice!......my only comment is 'the lightest part of a wave is the very top, where it is about to turn over'.... the light refects through at this point....

check the wave action down there at Dewey Beach....you recide in a lovely area! :thumbsup:

Artchrispy
05-05-2018, 09:07 AM
nice!......my only comment is 'the lightest part of a wave is the very top, where it is about to turn over'.... the light refects through at this point....

check the wave action down there at Dewey Beach....you recide in a lovely area! :thumbsup:

Thanks for the tip. I think I'm over complicating things. I'm trying a new and different approach today.

I'm just South of Dewey about 15 minutes. I'm trying to get these waves down to have something new to try to sell to tourists besides paintings of sea shells and sand dunes :)

LavenderFrost
05-05-2018, 10:23 AM
Nice work.

bluefish
05-05-2018, 11:00 AM
Chris....I vacationed in your area and thought about retirement there but stayed further North....but in a tourist area.....I have been very succssful with 'sailboats in a bay situation ' or Ocean .area....you may want to consider....also garden scenes with the water in the backgound...best of luck with your sales....the tourist season is getting close!...:lol: :wave:

Katie Black
05-05-2018, 12:57 PM
Hi Arch, I'm guessing that you would like honest feedback on each of them. Although I can't help you in any way as I am learning myself. I will say that like yourself I am a bit addicted to the youtube videos by Igor Sakharov.

No.1 - I thought the waves and rocks very realistic..the background sea/wave not so much.

No2 - LOVED the overall blue you used!. I liked the background waves/sea and the front wave but the foreground pool of water confused me a bit.

No.3 - I felt this was not as good as the first two but your rocks are always good and the background sea/wave area has good movement.


No.4 - This was my favorite it has a loose abstract feel to it and I felt it worked really well

No.5 - this was my least favoirite of them all...maybe you got tired :lol:

I hope this helps.

ColinS
05-05-2018, 03:41 PM
Funny I really am drawn to #5. I know the water and especially the surf look chunky and solid, but I really like the angle and the almost solid feel to the waves. I love the light on the rocks.

Artchrispy
05-05-2018, 07:05 PM
Thanks Michelle, Blue, Katie, and Colin!

Hi Arch, I'm guessing that you would like honest feedback on each of them. Although I can't help you in any way as I am learning myself. I will say that like yourself I am a bit addicted to the youtube videos by Igor Sakharov.



Definitely want the honest feedback so thanks. These are just sketches anyway.
I only spend an hour or so on each one so in terms of feedback feel free to tear them apart. :) Besides Igor Iv been watching Mural Joe. He paints acrylic and has a lot of wave and water videos. . Also found acrylic painter Katie Jobling. Her flat and circular use of the palette knife for foam and spray is working better for me.

Jobling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_XvhFWJO-s

Mural Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9uRdBWnspY

Here's too quick ones today (one was a 10 minute rework from a past failure)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2018/131690-20180505_185113-1-1-1_1525560893504_resized.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2018/131690-20180505_185131-1_1525560894792_resized.jpg

wesleydownunder
05-06-2018, 06:48 AM
I think they're improving...:clap:

Mark

tmwilliams
05-06-2018, 09:05 AM
Continuous improvement!

Katie Black
05-06-2018, 10:48 AM
Thanks for the links.

Yes, you are definitely improving, looking forward to seeing the next ones.

Artchrispy
05-06-2018, 03:03 PM
Thanks Wesley, TM, and Katie. I corrected the first one. It's not a great photo , the contrast is off. Thanks again
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2018/131690-correction.jpg

bluefish
05-06-2018, 05:24 PM
what are the sizes?

Artchrispy
05-06-2018, 06:17 PM
Thanks Blue. The last 3 are 12x16. The rest are 11x14 (yupo). No more yupo for this subject. I hope to try a 16x20 canvas then maybe a 18x24 once I can get a better grip on the surface foam. So where did you end up retiring? Delaware has some of the lowest taxes on the East Coast.

Katie Black
05-06-2018, 06:31 PM
This one looks very near to where you want to be.

The front wave is particularly good, with all the different greens. :thumbsup:

bluefish
05-06-2018, 07:41 PM
Chris.....yes, taxes are a reason to live in Delaware....my Dad was born in Delaware and had some family there for years....but I stayed North...next state up, with the outrageous taxes...but it was close to large metropolitan areas (NYC and Philly).... lived at the beach but painted ....shows every week, gallery presentations, a very busy schedule....:wave:

Artchrispy
05-07-2018, 04:41 PM
Chris.....yes, taxes are a reason to live in Delaware....my Dad was born in Delaware and had some family there for years....but I stayed North...next state up, with the outrageous taxes...but it was close to large metropolitan areas (NYC and Philly).... lived at the beach but painted ....shows every week, gallery presentations, a very busy schedule....:wave:

That's what's nice about being near to the city- all the high culture. We have to drive 2 hours to the nearest decent museum, unless you count the boardwalk Ripley's Believe It or Not. :) I was involved with a gallery here that closed within 18 months of opening. The rents are just too high for such a short season. I really should figure out how to sell to hotels since there are so many of those around here.

Dcam
05-07-2018, 04:59 PM
Left you a comment in Breaking wave.
I think you have a nice series.

cliff.kachinske
05-07-2018, 05:23 PM
Maybe some of the hotels will hang your art in the lobby accompanied by a discreet advertisement. Couldn't hurt to ask.

I would think the paintings should be souvenir size and impulse-buy priced.

bluefish
05-08-2018, 07:09 AM
Cliff is on to something with the hotels...you hang your art work with a price....they collect the money and you work out some sort of commission plan....also Rehobeth Beach must have galleries and maybe 'boarwalk art shows'.... you are in a lovely area, but remote for 'art marketing'....and that's what it's about, 'marketing'.....you have to spend as much time doing that as you do painting....best to you!:wave:

Artchrispy
05-15-2018, 03:23 PM
Thanks Derek, Cliff, and Blue. Sorry for dropping out. Life got real busy again. Great idea about the hotels. I've done the Rehoboth Art League outdoor show in the past and try to do the Bethany Beach Boardwalk show every year. It's better than nothing. Anyway I really do need to start finding gallery representation.