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Studio224
05-27-2001, 06:28 PM
The old portuguese port on piles of Carrasqueira (at low tide),
thanks for looking,
Anne-Claire
(Arches paper, rough)
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carly
05-27-2001, 07:38 PM
Strong composition...I love how the planks lead the eye into and thru the painting. Colors are strong and bright too...love the blending in the sky!

My one observation would be to add a bit more color in the large yellow space to the left...its seems a bit barren. And the planks that lie horizontal should be thinner.

Did you paint this on location? It makes a great subject!
carly

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"Everything is not art and Art is not everything, but it comes close."....carly

majaya
05-27-2001, 09:00 PM
Fresh is the word! Wow it GLOWS! Oh so clean! There is one thing though...maybe its just my eyes but I seem to be distracted to the back of the boat. I think it might be because the back of the boat is directly in line with the banking. Is it OK with you???? Don't know for sure. Mary

fink
05-27-2001, 09:07 PM
This is wonderful. I love the colors and their intensity. Great Job!!!!! Paint more!

taghera
05-27-2001, 09:17 PM
Really nice Anne, love the sky, what size is the picture??? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Every child is an artist, The problem is to remain an artist when he grows up,----Pablo Ruizy Picasso.

Studio224
05-28-2001, 05:15 AM
Carly:

-- My one observation would be to add a bit more color in the large yellow space to the left...its seems a bit barren. And the planks that lie horizontal should be thinner.

Did you paint this on location? It makes a great subject!--

What color would I add in the yellow space? I don't want to attract too much attention to this area... And no... I didn't paint on location, it was a family trip... I took a lot of pictures and then I painted what I remembered in studio.

Mary:

-- I seem to be distracted to the back of the boat. I think it might be because the back of the boat is directly in line with the banking. Is it OK with you???? Don't know for sure. Mary

Hmm, the back of the boat don't trouble me but I really don't want the boat to distract the viewer. i have already toned it down, maybe I should subdue it a little more?

Fink:

-- This is wonderful. I love the colors and their intensity. Great Job!!!!! Paint more!

Thank you! I only paint on week-ends (working mom = 2 kids + work full time...) but then I paint frantically!

Hugh:

the painting is more or less 11.6'' x 8.2'' ( I always have trouble converting from centimeters to inches, yesterday I couldn't find a converter online...)

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Thank you all!

Anne-Claire

Studio224
05-28-2001, 05:17 AM
Some of you may have difficulties seeing the painting. I apologize, but it seems that my site server is down, and since the picture is there, you can't see it.

As soon as I can, I will upload it here at WC,

Anne-Claire

lonie
05-28-2001, 07:33 AM
This painting is great. I especially love the sky. Did you paint it at one go wet on wet, or did you let each individual colour dry first?

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billyg
05-28-2001, 07:37 AM
Anne Claire,
2.54 cm to 1 inch multiply or divide whichever way you want to go.
29.46 cm X 20 . 82
Billyg

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ameliajordan
05-28-2001, 08:31 AM
I think I'd leave this as is. Your colors are just wonderful and I love the colors in the dock leading you around. The uprights where the dock turns are going to lead you straight to that boat but the red shack and people are strong enough to pull you around to them. I wouldn't change the yellow grasses - think you need the rest place for your eyes. You could tone down the green of the top of the boat, but I don't think it's necessary. I don't read this so much as a realistic scene but as a super impression of the scene with lots of happy rich colors. Nice work; it's such a fresh painting I'd hesitate to fiddle with it.

Studio224
05-28-2001, 09:25 AM
Originally posted by billyg:
Anne Claire,
2.54 cm to 1 inch multiply or divide whichever way you want to go.
29.46 cm X 20 . 82
Billyg

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Billy, thanks! Now I will repeat this mantra: 2.54, 2.54, 2.54..... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Anne-Claire

Studio224
05-28-2001, 09:31 AM
Originally posted by lonie:
This painting is great. I especially love the sky. Did you paint it at one go wet on wet, or did you let each individual colour dry first?



Lonie,

I did it wet on wet: I always do the skies that way, the colors mix more naturally and I never know what will happen...

Anne-Claire

Reye
05-28-2001, 03:06 PM
Anne-C ...I know what you mean about wet on wet for skies...some of the nicest surprises sometimes - but you can still put in the clouds that way too.
Nice!!
Jerry

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BobH
05-29-2001, 08:15 AM
Anne-Claire, this is wonderful. I particularly like your sky and water. I also don't think the area to the left should be touched, to me it seems to balance the painting. My only critique would be perhaps the building could use more texture to help portray its age (you did say it's an "old port" http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif )

Bob

Studio224
05-29-2001, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by BobH:
Anne-Claire, this is wonderful. I particularly like your sky and water. I also don't think the area to the left should be touched, to me it seems to balance the painting. My only critique would be perhaps the building could use more texture to help portray its age (you did say it's an "old port" http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif )

Bob

Yes, it is old but the cabin was new and freshly painted... I fell in love with the cabin color!

I have yet to paint another view of this port, there was a boat (quite new) on green grasses with the same kind of color... Must be something in the air in this area!

Thanks Bob for your kind words,

Anne-Claire

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Leaflin
05-29-2001, 09:17 PM
Lovely piece Anne-Claire, nice and crisp.

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Leaflin

"Imagination makes you see all sorts of things." Georgia O'Keeffe