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iroquois
01-20-2008, 10:22 PM
Hi folks, started this yesterday, made a few mistakes and trying to rectify them.top of the river was too high didnt look right, so lowering it made the bridge very high, which I think is ok. had to change the way the rocks lead due to the placing of the tree, oh boy. Anyway, arches 140,7x10,cotman, davinci, ultra&cobblue,brt&rwsien,hookgreen,cadred,cadyell,somepaygrey. I'll put a fisherman just below the tree on the right, Any suggestions appreciated, James J.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2008/87072-bevriver.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2008/87072-Beaver_riv.jpg

Brian Barnes
01-21-2008, 12:13 AM
The ref photo shows a very overcast day which is difficult to work with. Your painting seems to be brightening it up :) ..... so to continue will require deeper darks and a bit of invention to make your light areas seem lighter.

Here's where I'd go with it. Hope you don't mind the manip.

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

BrianB

iroquois
01-21-2008, 10:30 AM
Thanks Brian , it was an overcast day and cold thats why photo is from the car. Will go after those darks.
James J.

iroquois
01-22-2008, 11:17 AM
Hi, I think I'm finished on this one, dont know how to move it, Went with more darks and added the fishermen. c&c ?????? James J.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jan-2008/87072-1a.jpg

Lazink
01-22-2008, 12:00 PM
You've done an awesome job with this. You may want to consider a bit of reflection under the bridge using some of the brown color of the bridge. The more you darken the left bank will also help set that farther back.

painterbear
01-23-2008, 08:21 AM
James,
You did a terrific job with this rather uninspiring reference. It is perfectly fine to move elements in a photo—it's your painting and the photo is just there as a "starter" more or less.

I like the added darks; Larry is right, you could use a few more touches of dark under the bridge and along the rocks lining the river. Nice job on finishing off the lower right corner also. Glad you didn't just add a gray tone there to represent the road.

When you have finished your painting to your satisfaction, you open a new thread in the Watercolor Gallery and show just the finished painting. You can add a link to this thread in your write up if you like (see how to do that in the Newbies link in my signature line).

Sylvia

iroquois
01-23-2008, 08:24 AM
Thanks Larry, do you mean the bank just at the bridge or from the fisherman to the bridge. I show the shadow of the bridge on the left and started to show on the right but forgot about it, oops. James J.

iroquois
01-23-2008, 08:26 AM
Thanks Sylvia.

olliewood0702
01-23-2008, 10:50 AM
Great finish!! You've made it a darker day and you did a fantastic job!

iroquois
01-23-2008, 02:01 PM
Thanks folks, I've posted it to the gallery