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07-26-2009, 10:04 AM



Title: Fishermans dream
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 18x24
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

Made with Black gesso, oil paint, on canvas double primed.

Is my composition bad? Are the colors good or are they bled together too much?

Delmus Phelps
07-26-2009, 10:17 AM
I'm enjoying the first picture, the treatment of carrying the painting beyond the picture edge. nice. The golds and greens are nice and the blending wet-in-wet shows the technique well. You have captured the sense of distance. keep up the good work!

07-26-2009, 10:28 AM
Thank you for the kind reviews. I've only been painting in oil for the last 2 years, and am a member of the Beaufort, South Carolina Art Associations gallery. I want to learn more techniques, and get better at composition and the use of color. Practice,practice, practice! Thanks again! Sincerely, Jim Kane

07-26-2009, 11:12 AM
You have a nice start on learning oil painting. I would suggest you read and study as many different artists as you can to see their work and compare it to your own. Somewhere in there your own unique style will come forth. The most important thing is to enjoy what you are doing while you are learning. We all continue to learn over the years and our art work reflects the journey of that process.

07-26-2009, 02:19 PM

i'll just comment on the one with the paint reaching out onto the frame - cool idea! must confess that the tree in the background doesn't belong on the frame tho, pulls that tree too far forward and it really should remain in the background. Of the foreground section brought out - worthy of a little bit more highlights/detail because it's very frontal and should grab the viewer & lead them into the rest of the piece.

many more expert than i to comment on landscape tweaks ...

glad you've discovered oils, a most marvelous medium


07-27-2009, 02:17 AM
gosh...thankyou La_ for the edit of the images......
welcome JimKane62.....these are a great beginning....did you enjoy painting them...?
the northern lights are cool...the whole painting looks cool....or should I type cold...hahaha.....
I think you are right...your foliage looks a bit overblended....you forgot to leave some darks....
having too much fun..huh..hahaha...
good start....keep painting.....the more you do....the more you learn....
and post them here so we can enjoy your progress......yd

07-27-2009, 10:01 AM
Thanks to all who commented. I can use the help in getting better, any way I can. I'll post some more to get more help! tHANKS AGAIN!

07-30-2009, 12:23 AM
You've got some nice comps started here.....if it was me, I'd be a little less formal and more free-flowing. What I mean is that the shapes are too uniform. The sky light in the bluer picture would probably be more diffuse and not be in single colors and the peaks of the mountains wouldn't peak at the exact same pointed shape....for realism, that is. Does that make sense? But, all in all, they make me wish I was there.