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Javier
06-05-2001, 03:12 PM
This watercolor was done on a piece of Archers 300 pound paper and is 7.5 by 11. The painting is from a lesson; however, I still need your opinions and suggestions on where I may have missed the mark.

I have only been painting a very short time and only doing watercolors for about three months; therefore, all critiques would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks For Taking A Look,

j


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Watchful
06-05-2001, 03:21 PM
Javier, it was well worth moving the info pages to see this. I'm envious. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif My beginning paintings look nothing like this! Nicely done.

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carly
06-05-2001, 03:25 PM
I'd say you're off to an excellent start with your watercolors! and you handled this lesson very nicely!

Just a touch of color on the roof to the left would keep it from becoming an eyegrabber on the edge of the paper. Could be the scan doesn't show up the color there..but it looks too white.

Keep painting and sharing!
carly

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Sister Mary
06-05-2001, 04:24 PM
You nailed it Javier! Great job!
Mary

faymcivor
06-05-2001, 06:10 PM
I agree with Carly a lovely job so far http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Fay

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oleCC
06-05-2001, 08:54 PM
This is a familiar lesson I had some students do also - (a George Simmons). You did well with this, and should be proud! I find it helps to find all your darkest values in your reference and double check to be sure you have created those same contrasts...makes your images "pop" right out http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Nice Job!
Carol

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olika
06-06-2001, 07:17 AM
I did this lesson as well :) You did a much better job!

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Javier
06-06-2001, 09:54 AM
Thanks to all for the critiques. I took Carly's advice, "Just a touch of color on the roof to the left would keep it from becoming an eyegrabber on the edge of the paper", and added some pale yellow ochre which I had grayed. And accented the roof with a few very thin cracks.

Again thanks for the viewing.

j