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phobden
04-18-2007, 08:26 AM
Hello all. I's like to submit this painting (soon finished?) of a crater formation eaten out by the ocean. The big rock would have been the center of the crater.

I would like to solicit any comments and suggestions on the painting before I finish, on any subject, color, composition, execution etc..

There is a slight glare on the left.


Thanks for looking...:cat:
[edit] Acrylic on acrylic paper 46 x 30 cm

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2007/100883-Lanzarote-Crater2.jpg

details

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2007/100883-CraterD1.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2007/100883-CraterD3.jpg

jan409
04-18-2007, 09:11 AM
I like this. The movement of the water is good, and the lights and darks are good contrast. Jan

amurphy
04-18-2007, 09:44 AM
This is very well done. Rock is not that easy to do. For a suggestion I would make the distant rocks on the right a lighter colour just to help make them distant

phobden
04-18-2007, 10:51 AM
Thanks for your comments.

Audrey, your point is a good one. I will slightly attenuate the far rocks.

idcrisis55
04-18-2007, 11:08 AM
Peter, this is a marvelous painting. I like the slight movement in the water, the stablity of the rock formation and its color and texture. The only small nit I have is with the brown in the background cliff. It appears to stop rather abruptly, perhaps muting the brown a bit more and fading it into the cliff or extending in on just smaller and smaller until it fades out. But that truly is a small thing and the painting is good as it is.

TxAggieDarlin
04-18-2007, 11:30 AM
very nice....love the golden color

phobden
04-18-2007, 12:08 PM
Thank you for the kind words.

Ann: I agree with your nit, at least as concerns the right side of the shadow, the left side is the beginning of the shadow from a sharper outcrop.

Linee
04-18-2007, 01:56 PM
I really enjoy this one, Peter, the colors, the shadows, the detail, and the movement.

dreamz
04-18-2007, 02:29 PM
I like this alot! I can't figure out where the light is coming from that lights up the square shape on the "back" of the rock, there almost looks like a face in the highlighted area..was that on purpose?

phobden
04-18-2007, 05:37 PM
Thanks Dreamz.:)

I can't figure out where the light is coming from that lights up the square shape on the "back" of the rock, there almost looks like a face in the highlighted area..was that on purpose?

No it was pretty much like that, the "square shape" is sticking out of the side of the rock and just catching the sun getting past the front edge. But the that shape was part of what caught me in the scene, together with the light the general intriguing shape of the rock.

razamakaz
04-18-2007, 07:56 PM
Beautiful picture - love the texture.

dreamz
04-18-2007, 08:36 PM
Peter, thank you, I had considered that but perhaps due to the size the painting is here it's difficult to see that there's an L shape to the rock. I used a yellow line to pull out the ledge and now I can definately see the shape --not sure if thats how it's actually shaped of course-- perhaps darkening the edge of the ledge? of course it may not be an issue IRL,
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2007/78160-crater_fix.jpg

ms.jennamarie
04-18-2007, 08:55 PM
great texture. gives me a great feeling.

C_Line
04-18-2007, 10:10 PM
Such a wonderful sunset glow in your lighting here. And the foreground water is fantastic!

veedubya
04-18-2007, 10:10 PM
Really nice texture in the closeups. Looks like a prehistoric creature rising from the sea!

Kerch
04-19-2007, 12:11 AM
I really like the warm colours. What colours did you use?

phobden
04-19-2007, 04:42 AM
Thank you for all the encouraging comments, I am quite overwhelmed.:)


I really like the warm colours. What colours did you use?

Some of the main colors I used on the land:
Cadmium yellow orange
Cadmium yellow medium
Cadmium red light
Naphtol red light
Burnt sienna
Raw umber
Ultramarine in the shadows