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dreamz
02-15-2007, 01:33 AM
Well Ive done it again, started painting with no idea where I was headed but I like where this has gone so far...basically I layed down some glaze, then some color and using a dry stiff brush wiped a lot off and repeated.
approx 9x12x1/2" birch blywood

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2007/78160-shower_006.jpg

Now to see where it wants to go..........

Mark Newton
02-15-2007, 03:43 AM
Where am I gonna go today???..:D looking forward to it Doc.

dreamz
02-15-2007, 06:47 AM
imagine that... I ended up going fishing..

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2007/78160-sky_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2007/78160-sky_004.jpg

I think I messed up with the light reflections may need to redo that area
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2007/78160-sky_006.jpg
not sure if the open area needs something but for now it's stopped speaking to me........

Leslie Pz
02-15-2007, 10:48 AM
Interesting -- especially from your mind.

If I had to make one crit it would be the comp is a bit balanced on each side. Although the trees are higher on right side and the water leads a bit to the left I still see the same amount of green on the sides... having the purple flowers on both sides also is a bit balanced.

I took the liberty to edit your image to show you how to create an a-symetrical comp... hope you don't mind.

idcrisis55
02-15-2007, 01:30 PM
Ooooh, like the colors in that sky. I wonder if that is what a meteor would look like up close and personal? Will you be reflecting the sky colors in the water as well?

Mark Newton
02-15-2007, 04:53 PM
Doc.... Maybe next time it would be helpful to finish the background areas before you introduce foreground foliage etc. The reflections look like they have been fitted between the trees, but if you had done them first they would look more natural and not squashed in. Reflections can be easily created by simply dragging the wet paint from the base of the background foliage down. Use a fan brush if you like and while it is wet drag it down. Then when it is a bit drier lightly work the brush over the reflections from side to side....thinnning mostly the deeper reflection areas. Create a water/land interface line by adding hints of highlight as a waters edge look. Reflections often become weaker as they become longer and strongest near the edge where they start. You can weaken the deepest water reflections by using a very thin watercolour like application over this area of the same colour as the water hence softening the deeper reflection. Sometimes I'll add darker paint to the base of the tree line to indicate shadow areas too...and dragging this down a little will also beef up the look of reflection.

I dont mind your composition thus far...I think it looks quite well balanced.

dreamz
02-15-2007, 10:37 PM
Leslie, your right I have a tendency to "bookend" my scenes.
Mark your right on the money, the reflection WAS an afterthought, part of the problem with just winging it I suppose. About the only part Im really happy with is the sky effect... oh well nothing a little sandpaper and gesso wont fix:lol:

dreamz
02-15-2007, 10:38 PM
Leslie, your right I have a tendency to "bookend" my scenes.
Mark your right on the money, the reflection WAS an afterthought, part of the problem with just winging it I suppose. About the only part Im really happy with is the sky effect... oh well nothing a little sandpaper and gesso wont fix:lol:
Ann, I was attempting to add some sky color to the water.. it just made a mess

Andun
02-15-2007, 10:50 PM
It is still fun to just slapp on some paint and then stare at it until you see something and go for it Doc.Thanks for that idea!

chammi kaiser
02-16-2007, 04:34 AM
Always enjoy your happy experiments. Good advice from Leslie. This one is looking interesting .