View Full Version : Marsh I , plein air at Amelia Island

06-11-2001, 11:44 PM
This is one of the plein air watercolors I did at Amelia Island on Sunday morning. It's 12x15 but really looks good matted in a standard 16x20.
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06-11-2001, 11:46 PM
Ooooo, I love the colors.........

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06-11-2001, 11:49 PM
Okay...here's Marsh II, painted later that same day. I turned the paper for a vertical view so I wouldn't paint exactly the same!
I also zoomed in on the nearby trees cropping the landscape in my view. It's 15x12 and both were painted on a Canson #140 watercolor pad.

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

06-12-2001, 04:51 AM

March II is much better then the first one, the colors are better defined, there is a sense of atmosphere, of heat beginning. I like it, it speaks to me.

The first one is bit washy...



06-12-2001, 05:24 AM
I agree, Carly no. 2 is beautiful!


06-12-2001, 06:51 AM
Yup... #2 gets my vote too, but I really like them both. For me, it is the contrasts in #2 that appeal more to me. You did plein aire in watercolor ?! Awesome Carly... can't keep up with you http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif


06-12-2001, 09:43 AM
Thanks everyone, I agree with you about Marsh II being the stronger of the two paintings. It just goes to show that painting a subject more than once gives more insight into it and a better handling of the paint. I was a lot more relaxed with the second painting...the first one I was working fast!

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

06-12-2001, 10:38 AM
These are wonderful colors http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Did you work with a very limited palette????

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06-12-2001, 03:30 PM
Yes no 2 for me as well Fay

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06-12-2001, 03:40 PM
Being so new at this, I'm not one to critique or anything...but I think No. 2 is really great! I like the tree line definition and the contrast it brings to the whole scene.
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06-12-2001, 03:41 PM
Both are really beautiful. I'm going to stand alone and give the first one my preference vote. I like its muted colours, its softness, and the way you've captured the water in the distance. Well done.

06-13-2001, 12:50 AM
Yeah number 2 for me as well Carly, nice job. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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06-20-2001, 12:27 AM
beautiful.this is what I call watercolour!!!

06-20-2001, 02:34 AM
The second one, it has far more punch to it,

06-20-2001, 08:28 AM
Hi Carly, I had to copy/paste in new window to see them, WC probs.
I'm glad I did cos they are lovely. I like #1 best, it shows more wet in wet. Is that how you did it?

06-20-2001, 01:01 PM
:clap: Bravo!!!:clap:
I love both. This way to paint starts the viewers fantasy. I can see a lot of details that you've not painted!!

06-20-2001, 02:51 PM
I go for 2 also though 1 was nice when I didn't see 2... (The title tickled me becasue my name is Amelia and my brother's is Marsh:))

06-20-2001, 04:02 PM
Both painting are beautiful and for me as different as right and left. Therefore, I can not vote one better than the other.

Congratulation on some very fine artwork,