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09-19-2006, 08:08 PM
This is from a photo I took on holidays last summer. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24". I need to learn how to layer better as impatience does tend to just create....mud!
The street scene has lots of perspective problems but first time I had tried something like that so lots of learning.
Appreciate any thoughts. I said in my other posting I am very new to painting so comments or critics welcome.
09-19-2006, 08:50 PM
A hairdryer is good for speeding up drying time.
Looks as though you're doing fine. I like the street scene a lot and would have thought that would be hard going.
09-19-2006, 10:31 PM
Nice work. Patience is a must for not creating mud. BTW, I don't see any mud here.
09-20-2006, 10:54 AM
I really like both of these paintings very much. The sand in the first one is so real that I feel I could wiggle my toes in it, and the Street Scene is great. Well done with both paintings. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:
09-20-2006, 11:19 AM
These are both very nice and I would not even tackle that street scene and you did it beautifully. I love the beach scene but I love the water. My ONLY comment on this one is the beach itself in the foreground and you need someone with more knowledge than I have. But it seems like the beach is going downhill. I think it should be going horizontal and to the left/right. It is such a beautiful scene and I want to try something like this....:thumbsup:
Nice feel to both!
I agree about the sand going downhill on the first...perhaps if you changed the direction of the darker strokes to upper left moving downward to the lower right.
09-20-2006, 02:39 PM
thanks everyone. It took a while for me to figure out what felt "out of place" with the sand and you (Jon and txaggiedarlin) are absolutely right about the brush strokes. Next time!
You've put loads of work into both and have ended up with great paintings - :clap: agree with sand - this was my first impression, but you have rended the beach really well otherwise - don't be shy about changing things with acrylics - it is easy to redo, as we have all found.:lol:
The street scene shows lots of careful planning and it's well done with an inviting feel to wander on down into the painting:clap:
09-20-2006, 06:34 PM
The street scene is wonderful!
09-20-2006, 07:40 PM
both are nicely done and since the sand issue has already been addressed... there is a bit of a visual thing on the street scene where the lower left hand wall seems to be leaning but you definately have a lot of talent for a beginner:thumbsup:
09-20-2006, 10:39 PM
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOve the street scene. Your water one is really yummy but, the street scene is great!
09-21-2006, 02:37 AM
I enjoyed both your paintings. I like the water and hillside especially in the first painting. Your street scene is one I enjoyed the most and know it must have been a challenge. You did a good job on it and I like how you have some of the shutters partially open.
09-21-2006, 12:30 PM
Wow you are all so encouraging. Dreamz, as this was my first effort at a more detailed piece I was so worried about doing everything free hand with no guides other than my eye to delivery straight lines etc. I really notice the lean on the buildings now that I finished that piece but took from that experiece that I could use tape to give me a straight edge when I needed it. Somehow it felt like cheating but realize now to get a horizon level across a 48" canvas is not easy and better to get it level than produce what I did in the street scene with leaning walls.
Thanks for the kind words dlake and Ann.
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