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06-30-2007, 08:28 PM
I'm painting this from a friends photo that she took on the east coast of Canada. I don't paint many landscapes and C&C's are welcome and appreciated if there are thing that need to be fixed before I give it to her.
Painted on canvas board.
Thanks for looking.

06-30-2007, 08:37 PM
I think your friend will love it.

06-30-2007, 09:50 PM
I think she will too. I like how you put the light on the house and the luminous shadow on its side.

06-30-2007, 10:36 PM
You did a great job... Im sure your friend will be very pleased

06-30-2007, 10:53 PM
Lilbelle, this is lovely. Did your friend say where in the east coast it was?

Lady Carol
06-30-2007, 11:11 PM
very nice. Can we see the photo? It is hard to crit without it.

06-30-2007, 11:13 PM
Wonderful composition, I thought, and nicely painted. I really like the variation of patterns and the way you've handled the light! I don't see anything that needs to be fixed...Your friend is going to love it! :D


07-01-2007, 12:27 AM
Thank you Celeste, Ann, Dreamz, Audrey, Carol and Elizabeth for the kind replies.
Audrey, I'm not to sure where this photo was taken. I'll have to find out.
Carol, here is the photo.
Thanks again for commenting!

07-01-2007, 04:40 AM
lovely format - this is a gorgeous painting and a great scene.
I do have a suggestion - if you grey down the distant hills they will receed further into the painting giving it greater depth.
Your friend is going to love this - she is very lucky to have you!!!!!!

07-01-2007, 08:06 AM
Lillian, now that I see the ref. pic. I am sure that this is the view from the light house at Panmure Island, P.E.I. The road is a causeway that joins it to the mainland. If this is where it is, then it's not 5 mins away from me. Even the shadows are right for a late afternoon. Ask your friend. It would be so cool if it is!

07-01-2007, 09:33 AM
hi lilbelle,
congrats for that great piece of painting. its perfect.
only things i can suggest is maybe some clouds in sky and some pattern and textures ob house could make this painting more interesting and beatiful.

07-01-2007, 10:58 AM
Thank you Ruth for the nice comments and the suggestion. The parts I had the most trouble with were getting the water to lay flat and getting a sense of depth.
Audrey, you may be right. I know they went there. Lucky you to live in such a beautiful area!
Thank you Pix! Some clouds may also add some more depth to it.
Thanks again everyone for the comments and suggestions. I appreciate them!

07-01-2007, 01:17 PM
I like it a lot. I am sure your friend will also. Jan

07-01-2007, 08:06 PM
Thank you Jan! I'm going to make a couple of the changes that were suggested before I give it to her.

07-01-2007, 08:14 PM
I thought I had a better pic of the place, but this is the lighthouse where the pic was taken from. It was taken in Jan.

But that is your little house in front of the lighthouse.:wave:

07-01-2007, 08:31 PM
Audrey, that is so cool to see it from another viewpoint! That picture almost looks like a painting. Do you paint these quaint local scenes to sell to tourists? Thanks for showing it!

07-01-2007, 09:24 PM
I've done the changes that were suggested. I also put back in the windows on the side that I painted over when I was correcting the perspective. I'm not sure they show up that well here but in real life they did help.
Thanks again for commenting.