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CWood
05-02-2009, 11:38 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/05-02-2009/111782_FireAtTheLighthouse.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Fire At The Lighthouse
Year Created:
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Watercolor Paper
Dimension: 16 X 18
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
This was done for a juried show and is of an Inn on the water the bu<br>ed to the ground.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Any coments before I frame it.

megtr
05-02-2009, 01:55 PM
Very nice Carl! I love the smokey sky and flames. It is very dramatic. :thumbsup:

mooz49
05-02-2009, 02:10 PM
Very well done Carl and especially so in watercolours!! A frightening but exciting painting!

tgsloth
05-02-2009, 03:19 PM
Wonderful stuff, Carl. Here are some brief thoughts:

Flames often have a yellow portion worked in with the reds. I would suppose this is hard with w/c to put light over dark but it's a comment.

The single tongue of red flames moving up and right seems a bit unbalanced. Add some smaller ones moving up on the left.

Don't just have this at the show. Try to sell it to fire insurance agencies!

allanom
05-02-2009, 04:25 PM
Agree with Bob: fire isn't particularly believeable. Attaching a piece of reference that shows what Bob has observed about yellow and edges.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2009/4031-House_Fire.jpg

mackb
05-03-2009, 12:04 AM
Frame it, learn for the photos afn teh expert advice form Tg and corby and sell it to a fireman. Still a powerful piece. Use more than one photo for referance next time.

yarddog
05-03-2009, 12:38 AM
was this a favorite place for you....how sad....hate fire....but it makes for a cool painting.....http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2009/182771-hellskitchsmiley1.gif
I also miss the yellow in the fire....but your flames are really believable....I'm getting hot just lookin' at them....yd

billmahler
05-03-2009, 02:13 AM
Do what everyone says above , and then look at that tower.
The side facing us is exactly the same value as the side slanting away from us. That's physically impossible, especially if a fire is raging on our left.
Think of the flow of light and heat.