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04-28-2009, 05:38 AM
I want to show you my painting that I have just finished. Its 40cm x 50cm and is an oil painting of a small lad trying to catch a wave with his toy boat. Hope you like it c & c welcome.
I am of to the gold coast tomorrow to see what kind of waves I can capture with my camera.:thumbsup: :wave:
04-28-2009, 06:04 AM
I like your wet sand, but you waves and foam don't look so natural to me in this painting. I find them too uniform. I don't like the blue line running under the foam, I suggest you break it up some.. Use a colour that blends in, not contrasts so much.
Some highlights on those little rocks would be good.
The little boy is very nicely painted and he sure is having a heap of summer fun..
The froth on the red hull of the yacht, is wonderful.
04-28-2009, 07:53 AM
Thank you for your reply, when I stood back and looked at it I thought there is something I have not done. But I couldnt see it until you drew my eyes to it. I have had a go at fixing it what do you think I hope I havent blended it in to much.
I have had a look at your site and love the picture the road to :thumbsup:
04-28-2009, 09:22 AM
Good work, Pat.
Like JJ, I find the waves too regular in shape. If you have some references of wavelets washing up a beach, study them to see the shapes they take.
04-28-2009, 12:26 PM
Well done, Pat. It is warm and inviting, kids are so funny
04-28-2009, 12:49 PM
delightful painting! :clap: good sand, foam and wavelets. :thumbsup: is that spatter technique on the sand?
04-28-2009, 08:08 PM
Hi Marty, Brian and randall,
I am going to the gold coast today to watch the shore line and take some pictures. Glad you all like the painting. Randall yes it is the spatter technique on the sand, I have only done the two paintings using this technique, I painted the whole canvas this way, then using a pencil when it was dry to draw the boy on.
Beach Painter Pat:thumbsup: :wave: :wave:
05-03-2009, 05:22 AM
Nice work Pat and you have got excellent advice from our resident experts!!....this painting makes me smile .....
05-04-2009, 01:30 AM
Glad you like the painting I did this is only the second painting that I have done of the waves on the beach.
I am sitting in our caravan on the gold coast, sifting through all the photos of the beaches we have visited in the last 4 days. I will post some up as reference photos so you can see the movement etc.
Beach Painter Pat:wave: :wave:
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