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oleCC
06-03-2001, 09:37 AM
Well, the "smoking cowboy" is done..and hopefully this one too. I am not framing until I "hear" your suggestions etc dear friends http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Don't be afraid to be brutal (lol)....Carol
Just now see it is much darker here than IRL..actual painting is brighter.. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif
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Sister Mary
06-03-2001, 11:50 AM
It is probably the scan, but her forehead looks like it has a dark smudge across it.
Mary

carly
06-03-2001, 03:31 PM
If you're trying to decide which to enter...I'd pick the cowboy..much stronger and more creative in subject.

This is adorable! and a super painting but the other would be my pick. You need to choose the one which best reflects the dynamics in your watercolor style.
carly

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faymcivor
06-03-2001, 04:38 PM
beautiful painting Carol so realistic a grandchild?? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Fay

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oleCC
06-03-2001, 05:16 PM
Thanks all.... thing is, I can enter 3. So, the cowboy plus one I sold but borrowed back and this one seems to be it....hmmmmm
Carol

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Rod
06-03-2001, 05:35 PM
Beautiful painting Carol, you've made the right choice http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Rod.

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TMoore
06-03-2001, 07:40 PM
My husband John has some magazines that he has saved from when he was a kid. Back when illustrators were national heros and most adds sported art instead of photography. This piece reminds me of the family-life oriented illustrations of that time. I love them. Great job!

oleCC
06-03-2001, 07:44 PM
I really do appreciate the input everyone..
and I agree, the cowboy is a stronger image.
This one is going to have to be entered, just wish it had more "zing"...or at least gave some kind of message. Thanks again http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Carol

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MissMouse
06-03-2001, 08:16 PM
Carol. I wish I could did up some pictures of my youth. I grew up on coastal Long Island, actually Oak Island a small
island off Fire Island. This picture sings of my youth. The only thing I don't like is the bucket, I think the perspective is
off. ( you said be brutal) Good luck in the show. I also might add my hubby is so happy I found this site and am doing
my art work again, in no time I will be up to snuff. It has been hard to start again.

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taghera
06-03-2001, 10:01 PM
Wonderful picture Carol, have no fear about entering it, its great. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Roan
06-04-2001, 12:27 AM
I like this one, Carol. It has a "Rockwell" feeling about it and reminds me of when I was a kid.

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majaya
06-04-2001, 12:55 AM
Carol...you mentiond that you wanted a little zing. Perhaps you need more complimentary colour. Do you intend to redo it or add on?? Mary

oleCC
06-04-2001, 07:44 AM
Mary...in answer to your question.. I am ready and willing to do whatever! Was playing with the idea of sea shells in a pile or a toy sailboat she planned to sail in her own little river... just not sure.
Complimentary colors put where? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

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JaneS
06-04-2001, 09:02 AM
Carol, this is just as disarming a painting as I have seen in a very long time. It does seem that a little bit of carefree beachy clutter would add to the charm... a starfish, a collected broken shell, and also... a little shovel! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
---Jane

Leaflin
06-04-2001, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by Jane Sibert:
Carol, this is just as disarming a painting as I have seen in a very long time. It does seem that a little bit of carefree beachy clutter would add to the charm... a starfish, a collected broken shell, and also... a little shovel! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
---Jane

Carol I love it, but I do agree with Jane. A few small additions may add that extra zing you are seeking. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif



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majaya
06-04-2001, 08:33 PM
I have just started reading the book recomended my Billy...Making Colours Sing by Jeanne Dobie. I noticed that you are heavy on the reds/gold ...but for the bluish grey of the water. Is it because you are following a formula?? It seems that it may need a little more on the other side of the wheel to set it off. Also the water is very close to the surface. If she has transferred it to the hole with her bucket it would seep quickly into the sand. Obviously then she must be very close to the breakwater. Maybe bring up a section of a wave by her foot. It will add a little more bluish grey and also create some movement. It seems to be lacking action...as you see her arms are motionless in the water almost as though she is posing for a picture. Another thing..she is too clean. How could she possible have been playing there long enough to dig that hole and not have sand on her legs or upper arms or on her suit. Having brought up four children, living 100 yards off the shore of the South China Sea for 11 years I can say with all confidence that this composition is just not 'believable' for that very reason alone. I disagree with adding more 'stationary objects' what you need here is a little action or a suggestion that there has been some action. Mary

oleCC
06-04-2001, 09:34 PM
Good suggestions..and I knew I could count on our group here. This was done from a photo and she really was that "clean"...however, she may have simply posed..hmmm
I like the idea of some break water by her foot and the complimentary colors etc...gonna play with it now ! Thanks again. Will try to post the results http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Carol

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majaya
06-05-2001, 01:00 AM
Thought you could use some sandy faces as food for thought..... Mary <IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2001/Sandcastles" border=0>

oleCC
06-05-2001, 07:00 AM
Mary... I can't seem to pull up whatever it was you posted...when I click on it, nothing happens !? Will try again later.... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Carol

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TMoore
06-05-2001, 04:21 PM
I have a beach scene section of my binder but this was the only image that had a sandy child - wierd. I guess they don't want the models to look messy. I hope that it posts better than it looked in Explorer. My descreener doesn't seem to do a thing for it.

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Mmmm, doesn't look too helpful - detail is lost in the post. Sorry.

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majaya
06-05-2001, 08:25 PM
Sorry about that not sure what went wrong but here it is again.....Mary <IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2001/sandcastles.JPG" border=0>

oleCC
06-05-2001, 08:39 PM
Many many thanks for the pics and suggestions..!!!! (still squeezing the clock for time to play with it, but will post soon).. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif heartfelt hugs to all - http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Carol

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