View Full Version : Attempt at the Homer lesson

06-08-2001, 10:38 AM
Hi, everyone
This is my second attempt at Carol's Winslow Homer lesson. This is about 7.5x10 inches (19x25 centimeters). The actual picture is much darker. I do not have the ability to sharpen or otherwise modify the picture after it is scanned. Anyway, I know there are lots of problems with this, all critiques are welcome.


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06-08-2001, 02:10 PM
Hi Bob... Good for you! If you like I can darken this a bit for you and post it. I can imagine it with darker contrasts etc..think it may just be all it needs. Your water is wonderfully active - but I do wonder if you shouldn't put in a little bit of land mass under those trees. As it looks now, they seem to be floating in the water eh? Brave boys to go canoeing in those waves http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


06-08-2001, 02:30 PM
Nice people forms and hats too http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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06-08-2001, 05:28 PM
Carol, that would be great if you could sharpen/darken it a little. I guess I'm going to have to put some money aside to buy photo editting software. All my scans come out light and kind of "soft-edged".

And I see what you mean about the need for something to anchor the trees. They are kind of floating there! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Thanks for your comments.

And thank you, Ivyleaf for yours also!!


06-08-2001, 06:15 PM
Agree with Carol Bob, but a great attempt.

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

06-09-2001, 06:20 AM
Hey Bob,
Try ZDNet.Com you get free dowmloads there, maybe something to suit you or try ACDeeSee.com as an alternative.
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06-09-2001, 07:05 AM
It's looking great, as Carol said just needs a few rocks etc to anchor the trees.
Have darkened the image for you,
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06-09-2001, 09:40 PM
Thanks, everyone, for your comments and help. Rod, you've actually made it darker than the original. But I like your corrected version better! Drat! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Back to my paints to give it another go. By the way, I now have some W&N paints, courtesy of a winning bid on eBay for a small sample set. What a difference!