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finedreams
10-08-2005, 09:54 PM
Hi everyone.
I didn't paint watercolor for awhile. I really am not excited about this one. Arches (260? Is there such a paper? I think it said that). 14''x19''. reference library image. thanks! Sorry forgot the name.
Questions:
Should I crop it? (the second image is cropped) Too much empty space? Is it better cropped?
Need more bricks? More texture?
Darken the wall? Too pinkish?
Please c&c.
Thanks. Olga :wave:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Oct-2005/65757-laundry2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Oct-2005/65757-laundry2cropped.jpg

laudesan
10-09-2005, 02:28 AM
Hey this is fabulous. I love it!!!


Really love that crop tho' ..........yes I would crop and then frame this beauty!!

Yorky
10-09-2005, 04:28 AM
I prefer the crop Olga, and perhaps even darker shadows?:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2005/1046-AOlgaDSE.jpg

Doug

laudesan
10-09-2005, 05:01 AM
No Doug, now you are maing it hard and too detailed. You are sucha detail freak.LOL Much nicer cropped and soft..
These tech' drawing folks..:D

Yorky
10-09-2005, 05:16 AM
I don't always insist on hard shadows, Judy see here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3952758#post3952758). ;)

Doug

laudesan
10-09-2005, 06:51 AM
I can't open the link. I waited 5 minutes and it was still only half way there.......:(

laudesan
10-09-2005, 06:52 AM
I can't open the link. I waited 5 minutes and it was still only half way there.......:(

I am trying tp post this reply. Have been waiting 4 minutes for that.

Will try again..:(

Kate Mc
10-09-2005, 07:03 AM
Great job, Olga! Having painted this one myself, I know how hard it is to capture the things that are appealing about it. :clap: :clap: :clap:



Doug, you have a point about the deep shadows with the bright Sienese sun. But there is also a lot of reflected light in this photo, which is lost with your adjustment. On the jeans, Olga has made the shadows darker where they are closer to the wall, and lighter where they are farther away. This shows the amount of reflected light there. BRAVA!!




Kate

seedy
10-09-2005, 09:34 AM
Hi Olga.....
My take on this is the crop.....
I think a little warmer with the walls and more towards burnt sienna which would go nice with those jeans.....
That cloths-line.... maybe a tad thick.....you dont really have to show much of it....the shadow on the wall lets the brain figure it out ;-)
Good stuff.
Like the way you have kept the walls and bricks simple

finedreams
10-09-2005, 12:09 PM
Here is update. I like it much more now. Well, I am convinced that watercolor is not my medium because I can't achieve freshness. I always torture it for too long! I don't give up though! :D I warmed up the wall by adding some yellow. And worked on few more things: some details on the wall. Thank you everybody so much. That's why I like this forum: always many replies and bunch of advice!

Doug, thank you, I darkened those shadows a little even before I saw your suggestion! But I wouldnt make them that dark because I don't think it can be that dark in real life. I am a big fan of contrast, so I hear you! :D

Kate, thank you, oh you painted this one yourself? Can I see it?

seedy, thanks! Oh such a great advice about clothes line, I couldn't figure that one out. I'll go back to it then. I know it is way to thick, but I wasn't sure how to fix it.

Thanks Judy, look at my update please. Would it look OK with no cropping? I kind of like it now full size.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2005/65757-laundryupdate.jpg
I worked on the other one last night, very similar. I will post it in finished watercolor gallery. Olga

Mark G
10-09-2005, 03:03 PM
Olga,

Yes there is a 260lb Arches (I just got some myself to see if it is as good as 140 without having to stretch). Definately go with the crop and the walls could be a bit warmer. Excellent job none the less.

Mark

Kate Mc
10-09-2005, 04:10 PM
.....
Kate, thank you, oh you painted this one yourself? Can I see it?
.....



LOL, Olga, I took the picture too! We used it in our challenge. here's (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225339&highlight=Flippin) the thread. Seedy's right about the color--it's burnt Sienna. The picture was taken in Siena, were all the bricks are....well, Burnt Sienna!


I'm off to look for the other one in the Gallery.





Kate

Fireman's kid
10-09-2005, 06:21 PM
Olga, you may think watercolor is not your medium, but I like this painting very much. I still prefer the crop though and may even crop it further down than you showed because I find the vertical shadows in the top left draw my eye away from the woman in the window.

I love the looseness of the wall and the shadows on the woman and the jeans. :clap:

laudesan
10-09-2005, 06:52 PM
Olga this is a fine finish!!!

After you have thinned out that cloths line a tad, please sign mat and frame this!!

No don't crop it looks great like this.

finedreams
10-10-2005, 10:33 AM
LOL, Olga, I took the picture too! We used it in our challenge. here's (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225339&highlight=Flippin) the thread. Seedy's right about the color--it's burnt Sienna. The picture was taken in Siena, were all the bricks are....well, Burnt Sienna!


I'm off to look for the other one in the Gallery.





Kate

Sorry Kate, I didn't know it is yours. thank you so much for the picture. It is great isn't it? Olga

finedreams
10-10-2005, 10:35 AM
Thank you everybody. I posted in in a gallery as a "finished laundry". It is done. I didn't crop it but warmed up a brick wall some more and added few more things. Olga