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Frank2000
11-02-2006, 02:26 PM
Hi everyone. Here is a seascape on a 9 x 12 canvas. Comments are welcome. Regards.

dreamz
11-02-2006, 06:02 PM
very nice crashing wave! did you see Byrons tutorial in the marine section?

Charlie's Mum
11-02-2006, 06:31 PM
Nice roll - but I think emphasising the shadow inside the wave would push the front of it out more ...... similarly, really lighten and brighten the foam and froth.

Welcome to the forum Frank - not sure I've commented on your work before! :D

Jon
11-02-2006, 06:31 PM
You have some nice 'action' going in this.
I tend to have some difficulty "reading" this green as water but that's just me.
Dreamz has a good idea about seeing the tutorial in the Marine Forum and you can find it here:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/50537/545/
Thanks for sharing this, Frank.

Frank2000
11-03-2006, 10:15 AM
Thanks for your comments. I was not very happy with the results when I posted this but I wanted some objectivity about it. You have given me that. It is greatly appreciated. I will check Byrons tutorial, and I have also ordered his dvd. Until I go through the tutorial and the dvd, I think I'll hold off on attempting any more seascapes. Regards.

dreamz
11-03-2006, 06:54 PM
Frank, its only PAINT! don't let it intimadate you, the only way you'll improve is to do it, a few shadows and translucent light effects and this one would be a real winner

Frank2000
11-03-2006, 08:35 PM
dreamz, thanks for the uplifting words.

Lady Carol
11-03-2006, 09:29 PM
Agree with Doc (dreamz). It is only paint and if you cut it down to the basics a smallish painting say 8X10 probably costs $2.00-$3.00 to execute. Of course not counting your time, but if it is a hobby then your time is nominal.

I like what you have so far. It just needs more depth and maybe not so green :)