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09-09-2011, 11:51 AM
Working on a painting for a friend...have never done a full background before usually its portraits. Not sure how to get the water in the right perspective.IE: the horizon to look more in the distance. Any C & C would be appreciated.Thanks so much!!

(done on suede board 11x14)

09-09-2011, 12:35 PM
Wendy, This looks good! Your water does recede so you have created depth! A gradation of color and/or value is a good way to have water (or land) appear to recede and you've done that here as your water gradually goes from lighter to darker into the distance. Your waves go from bigger to smaller, which is another way to create depth on water. Nicely done!


09-09-2011, 03:12 PM
This works for me too! Beautiful job, nice atmosphere, this looks beautiful!

09-10-2011, 03:39 AM
Your horse is gorgeous! Love your sky!