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Joe Cartwright
05-27-2001, 01:21 AM
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It took me a while to get started on this one as I wasn't sure how I would handle the water. I finally decided to go with a candle and am quite happy with the result. This is on a quarter sheet on Arches 600gsm paper. Any comments would be appreciated as I will be doing this one again on a larger sheet.Thanks http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Joe

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billyg
05-27-2001, 03:29 AM
That looks so cool and refreshing Joe.Candle masking ?. neat.
What would it look like in the big wet!.
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oleCC
05-27-2001, 06:11 AM
Hi Joe... Your wax treatment worked wonderfully - the water is excellent!! I am just a bit confused about where the greenery is as opposed to the where the fall ends and the running water lies....am I making any sense? For example..the bush on the left..is it foremost foreground..or behind the falling water..etc Could be just too early in AM for me to try looking ... hehe http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

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Lise
05-27-2001, 07:21 AM
I love the way you've captured the dark areas under the rocks, and the water. Looks so cool and refreshing.

taghera
05-27-2001, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by oleCC:
Hi Joe... Your wax treatment worked wonderfully - the water is excellent!! I am just a bit confused about where the greenery is as opposed to the where the fall ends and the running water lies....am I making any sense? For example..the bush on the left..is it foremost foreground..or behind the falling water..etc Could be just too early in AM for me to try looking ... hehe http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol



Agree with Carol on this one Joe, also I would've varied the greens a bit to give a better idea of where the light is coming from, Your water and rocks are excellent.



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Lynda Mortensen
05-27-2001, 01:51 PM
Works great! I love the colours you have used too.

sajemak
05-27-2001, 01:51 PM
I love the rich colors you used for the rocks.

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ameliajordan
05-27-2001, 03:14 PM
nice candle work on the falls. I agree with Carol on the trees. Also before you do a large one, look at the hard edge under the rock falls on right side. The stronge value change and hard edge really hold the eye and maybe that's what you're looking for. When you do the large one be sure to get plenty of colors in those shadows because they wille even more dramatic in a large painting. Be sure to post the finished painting.

olika
05-27-2001, 08:04 PM
Very nicely done. I like your water. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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majaya
05-27-2001, 08:50 PM
Wow your rocks look so wet. Super!! I wonder, if you shaded the area behind the trees along the edge of the rocks and then added a little more darker tones within the trees would it make them pop forward? How did you use the candle it did a great job. Mary

Shakespeare's sis
05-27-2001, 10:33 PM
I really like the painting. Could you describe how the candle was used? I've not heard of that technique.

rsmak
05-27-2001, 11:58 PM
Excellent!
rosanna

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Joe Cartwright
05-28-2001, 12:25 AM
Thanks to you all for your comments. Carol/Hugh/Amedilia and Mary: you are right regarding the trees. I tried hard not to get into too much detail with them, as the waterfall is the focus of attention, but forgot to use colour to position them correctly in perspective. I kept thinking something wasn't right about the trees but hadn't picked it. The bushes/trees on the left are closest to the viewer, then those on the right and the middle. Some are in line with the waterfull but most are in front of it.
Shakespeare: regarding my use of the candle what I did was, after doing a very loose initial drawing, I ran the corner of a round candle ( to get a sharp edge) wherever I wanted the white of the paper to represent water. Then I painted the rest of the painting. The paint did not adhere to the candle wax resulting in a reasonable imitation of waterfalling. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
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rsmak
05-28-2001, 02:22 AM
use candke!very smart idea!
rosanna

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lonie
05-28-2001, 07:27 AM
The candle works very well - gives just the right feel to the water falling over the rocks. Lovely.

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ameliajordan
05-28-2001, 08:34 AM
small birthday candles work well. BYW, don't use a hair dryer on a painting with candle way on it!

mli_wpg
05-28-2001, 04:51 PM
Wonderful - love the work you did on the waterfall.

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animal
05-28-2001, 05:14 PM
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I really like this painting. I especially like how you did the rocks and the colours you have used. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Studio224
05-28-2001, 05:28 PM
Hi Joe,

I love the colors, I love the water effect, but something was troubling me here, and I couldn't pinpoint why. So, forgive me for taking the picture and drawing some lines on it. What i think is that the bushes are too symmetric (blue lines) and look like an arrow.

It seems this arrow is conflicting with the other line in the picture (green) that should be the more important (?).

But if we follow that line we arrive on top of the painting, and we shouldn't. I agree with Amelia, these shadows under the rock make an ideal focus point

Anne-Claire

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Joe Cartwright
05-29-2001, 07:40 AM
Hi Anne-Claire, Thanks for your comments. I think you have a point. When I first did this painting I wasn't too happy about its left/right symmetry. Really it would have been better to have left out some of the greenery but as I was working from a photograph I think I fell into the trap of painting too literally rather than creating a more interesting composition. Thanks again. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Joe

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Studio224
05-29-2001, 09:24 AM
Just my 2 cts...

Anne-Claire

JaneS
05-29-2001, 09:32 AM
Joe, I like this! If you are going to be doing it bigger, I'd be curious to see this done with the waterfall and rocks as a just slightly smaller piece of the whole. In other words, more greenery, perhaps, suggestion of trees to the right side of the painting, so that the focus on the waterfall would be slightly off to the side. You have some beautiful dark blue/purples under your rocks in the falls, gorgeous focal points, and I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'd like to see them moved out of the center area of the painting. Perhaps a bit more sky showing too, to further place the falls into a smaller quadrant.

Leaflin
05-29-2001, 09:25 PM
I have never tried candle wax before, might give it a shot. Nice piece Joe.

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Joe Cartwright
05-31-2001, 06:40 PM
Hi Jane and Leaflin, thanks for your comments.
Joe

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