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ccpaints
10-21-2009, 11:51 PM
As a new artist and new to WC, this is my first post and my first Marine Life painting. It's oil, 12" x 16" on canvas. I'd appreciate your critques and comments. Thanks. CC

mooz49
10-22-2009, 03:31 AM
Hi Ccpaints and welcome to Wetcanvas and the Marine Forum. What a gorgeous painting ....lovely strong colours ....I would love to go and sit under the shade of that tree ....so inviting and peaceful ....

Skyenorth
10-22-2009, 05:19 AM
Hello Ccpaints welcome to the Marine forum. I really like your painting especially the way the light hits the tree in parts, the sea is beautifully painted. A real winner.

Marty C
10-22-2009, 07:38 AM
Welcome to the Marine Art Forum, Carolyn :wave:

You have done very well indeed with this piece, Carolyn. Colour is good, especially in sky and sea. Watch that horizon line, it's a bit lumpy.

The tree is very dominant. I would have been tempted to reduce it's mass and open the scene up some more.

It's a good piece for one new to painting, Carolyn. I think you should be very encouraged.

rkprod
10-22-2009, 10:19 AM
Nice work, Carolyn. The ocean is very well done, as is the tree and background. A couple of suggestions; as Marty suggested, try and level the horizon line. Also, the tree is lit from the sun on the left, I think it would be casting a very large shadow on the right.

The way you have the sunlight spotted in the tree is very effective and really sets a mood. Very well done, overall.
Ron

cbcarnell
10-22-2009, 05:39 PM
Welcome to WC, Carolyn! This is my idea of a little piece of heaven...would be so nice to be walking along that beach and feeling the ocean breeze. Wonderful work!

climber-man
10-22-2009, 06:31 PM
Beautiful painting Carolyn, welcome aboard

randalljazz
10-22-2009, 06:35 PM
great job shading the sand. i can hear the waves gurgling in...

skappy
10-22-2009, 09:30 PM
Hi Welcome this is well done I wish I was there
Robert

ccpaints
10-23-2009, 09:39 AM
Thanks, Marty and Ron, for the great tips. I really appreciate your input. I see, now that you've mentioned it, that I need a more defined tree shadow, and I'll fix the horizon. Again, thanks. Carolyn

ronart
10-23-2009, 12:33 PM
beautiful,..only thing missing is a Carona

Andun
10-24-2009, 04:15 AM
Ahh Hawaii...your painting really makes me want to be back there.Oh well..I'll be in Guam next month so that will do...for now!