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mooz49
09-26-2007, 02:26 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-26-2007/27632_Boats_at_sunset.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Boats at Sunset
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 16 X 22
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Any C&C most welcome<br><br><br><br><br><br>

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Should I tone down the dark bits in the foreground?

GavinD
09-26-2007, 04:09 PM
I personally wouldn't tone them down. If it looked like you were going for all out realism, I might suggest making the ripples a bit thinner, and to overlap more, but it seems you're going for a more stylised composition, so it looks fine. I love the handling of the large wash areas, I know that's not easy to do in acrylics without getting tide marks (or maybe that's just me!)

I like it.

Gavin

toraman
09-26-2007, 05:21 PM
Great painting. I think making the boats a bit darker, sharper will bring them a bit more forward, they look as fainted as background rocks.

mooz49
09-26-2007, 05:42 PM
Thanks Gavin and Toraman ..... I appreciate your help ...... :wave:

RACHEL52
09-26-2007, 08:15 PM
hi , i find this painting very calm and i love the colours . i also like its simplicity. i do like this . rachel

mooz49
09-27-2007, 03:45 AM
Hi Rachel over there in bonnie Scotland :wave: .....thanks for your kind words.

Thom Byrd
09-27-2007, 09:52 PM
my only suggestiion ... is indigo in the shadows...other than that...:thumbsup: :clap: :wave:

mooz49
09-28-2007, 05:11 AM
Thanks Thom ..... much appreciated .....:wave:

hward
09-28-2007, 02:40 PM
You have a nice painting here. Its weakest point, for me, is the composition, and I think toning down the darks would help that.

I'd also give the sky more variety. I guess you can find yellow in a sunset, but such a large uniform area seems a little incorrect to me.

The boats, especially the one on the left, are sensitively rendered. Also the water between them. It would be nice if the overall composition complemented and supported them.

mooz49
09-29-2007, 04:29 AM
Hward ..... thank you so much ...... really appreciated ......:wave: