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CWood
01-20-2008, 12:23 PM
Working on this one. Its half sheet 300lb cp. I've got along ways to go on it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2008/111782-A_Winters_Rest.jpg

Ref Photo

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2008/111782-WintersRestWIP.jpg

Maybe a third done. C&Cs welcome.

Carl

lankylad
01-20-2008, 01:03 PM
Hi Carl, I'm not sure about this one - for me the foreground seems a little empty. Perhaps you could add part of a rickerty old jetty coming in from one side - to add a bit of interest.

Dave

CWood
01-20-2008, 01:20 PM
You may well be right though I'm still working on the middle ground.

Carl

mgthorvaldsen
01-20-2008, 01:52 PM
:wave: HI,Carl, Youa re off to a good start, the heron? in the forground r is taking in the scene as well, while the ducks meander across with the richness of color. so many way s to go with this! Enjoy. Regards, Marianne

Shirl Parker
01-20-2008, 05:50 PM
First, I recognize that you are just getting into painting this, but it's not your work I have a problem with, it's your reference photo. I've taken the liberty of downloading it and making some modifications.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2008/111782-A_Winters_Rest.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2008/113427-111782-A_Winters_Rest.jpg

I selected and changed the gamma on the lower half of the photo, which IMO is a bit washed out.

You may not like it at all, or you might like it if you darkened the upper sky to match better with the water. or maybe it will have a "brainstorm" effect and make you come up with something even better.

Shirl

Brian Barnes
01-20-2008, 08:52 PM
I agree with all that's been said. :)

Here's another idea. Did a PS manip. to illustrate. As is the top half has large shapes while the bottom has tiny ones ... the birds. One solution would be to create large shapes at the bottom with reflections of the sky. Then, too, the closer bird would be highlighted.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2008/33172-sky.jpg

Shows off your lovely tree work too. :)

Just something to think about. ;)

BrianB

artman42
01-20-2008, 10:10 PM
Looking Carl, :)

CWood
01-21-2008, 10:29 AM
While I'm watching paint dry I though I would up date this.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2008/111782-Winters_Rest2_WIP.jpg

I do think something is starting to work.

Carl

laudesan
01-22-2008, 01:14 AM
Your land and foliage are beautiful. Yes they are working..

JJ

Brian Barnes
01-22-2008, 04:08 AM
Very subtle changes hard to detect at this point but I think I agree. It's starting to take shape. Very realisitic and the depth is forming nicely. :)

The reflections in the bottom half appear to be providing the large shapes needed there. I had somehow missed those in my previous post where I should have referred back to the ref pic. ;)

BrianB

painterbear
01-22-2008, 06:29 AM
Carl,
It is definitely coming together now. I'm looking forward to seeing your water when you reach that point.

I miss some of the red color I see in the reference photo in the trees in the background. Maybe it is there and just isn't showing up in your painting????

Sylvia

CWood
01-22-2008, 09:57 AM
Thanks for all the coments! I even got some ideas for other paintings. There are some reds (AJ Lt Red) in the folage at the bottom of the trees though I may need to add more.
Reflection detail in this shot.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jan-2008/111782-WintersRest3WIP.jpg

Carl

Lazink
01-22-2008, 11:12 AM
Your trees are great. I love Brian's idea of adding color to the right foreground. That should balance the picture, offsetting the trees on the left. That heron in the foreground will really stand out.

Lazink
01-22-2008, 11:12 AM
Your trees are great. I love Brian's idea of adding color to the right foreground. That should balance the picture, offsetting the trees on the left. That heron in the foreground will really stand out.

Ms. Gee
01-23-2008, 11:43 PM
Hi Carl :wave:

This has such a peaceful feeling to it. I want to walk out on that isolated brown area and just listen to the quiet.

The distant trees and brown grass are really done well and so are your reflections. I'll be standing by to see your finish.

Grace

CWood
01-24-2008, 09:16 AM
Thank Larry and Grace. Mornings update.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jan-2008/111782-WintersRest4WIP.jpg

Carl

painterbear
01-24-2008, 09:57 AM
Carl,
I was looking forward to when you got to putting in the water. You are such a master at making it look realistic in your paintings. :thumbsup:

Sylvia

olliewood0702
01-24-2008, 03:32 PM
Wonderful so far Carl and I'm anxious to see it finished!

CWood
01-24-2008, 04:00 PM
Thank you so much Sylvia and Darla. Should I put the ducks in?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jan-2008/111782-WintersRest5WIP.jpg

Details

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jan-2008/111782-WintersRest5aWIP.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jan-2008/111782-WintersRest5bWIP.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jan-2008/111782-WintersRest5cWIP.jpg

Let me know what you think about the ducks.

Carl

KreativeK
01-24-2008, 04:04 PM
:wave: Howdy Carl. You've a nice start to this one. I do like the manipulated photo for its strong contrasts. Keep going! :thumbsup:

Ms. Gee
01-24-2008, 04:19 PM
Hi Carl,

If it were me, I'd skip the ducks and put that one white bird that's up close on the right side. To me the right side up close could use something. Ducks or white bird -- either one, but something. But that's just my opinion -- I just gotta fill every area! :lol:

This is looking great so far!
Grace

mgthorvaldsen
01-24-2008, 04:37 PM
:wave: Hi! Carl, it's coming along nicely. It's your vision, surprise us. Regards, Marianne