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Sister Mary
06-12-2001, 11:41 PM
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OK, let me know. This is a prelim for my husband's father's day gift. Don't spare me...I need all the lousy details. PS. should I quit painting?
Mary

Rod
06-13-2001, 03:32 AM
Hi Mary,
Its a good start,but you need to change your perspective. The height of the far shoreline gives the impression that you are viewing from a low position , but the jetty area makes it look as though you are looking down from a higher position. Lowering the shore line would help.
The ladder on the jetty is a bit confusing, gmakes that part of jetty look higher , the end of jetty should show at an angle past the ladder,
Rod.

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olika
06-13-2001, 07:52 AM
I agree with Rod but I also like your trees. They are really great. The sky and water is good too... so you are coming along fine :))

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Wyobud
06-13-2001, 08:51 AM
You are gonna do fine.
I get the message that the gal is using a lure of her own.
Art is communication and like words we don't always say it like we wished, but we musn't stop.

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oleCC
06-14-2001, 10:15 AM
Mary... at another site for watercolors you stated your painting posted here had been "decimated by wetcanvas".... Were you talking about this particular piece? I checked other postings you have made and cannot find where this may have occurred.
This forum has always been supportive and encouraging while making suggestions, so I am concerned if you have experienced what you feel were un-reasonably negative responses, especially from me.
Carol

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Kandiman
06-14-2001, 01:27 PM
I agree with Rod that the foreground needs a bit of work, but you should definitely NOT quit painting.
I love the variety of colour that you've used in the trees. They're so lively, it makes me want to walk through them to hear the leaves crunching!!
I'm sure this will be a wonderful gift! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Sister Mary
06-15-2001, 12:00 AM
That comment was made by me and it was unfair. If I ask for an opinion I should be able to take it. My apologies to all at WetCanvas.