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maryinasia 01-18-2020 02:03 AM

woman with grandson, cc welcome
 
from a friend's sister's photo. what to fix, besides the chair on the woman's left and softening some edges?


Yorky 01-18-2020 03:36 AM

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Lovely painting, lovely pose.

Doug

Humburger 01-18-2020 09:48 AM

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I think it is beautiful as it is, Mary.

bethanyt 01-18-2020 07:05 PM

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I would soften or change the colour of the front fold- is it a blanket? It is distracting from the figures.
The painting is beautiful, Mary!

maryinasia 01-18-2020 08:03 PM

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Thanks, ya’all!

kentiessen 01-19-2020 08:16 AM

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Nice feeling here! You might add some subtle warmth to the flesh tones- pinks, etc., and soften about the woman's chin.

maryinasia 01-19-2020 11:53 AM

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thanks!

Wassie 01-19-2020 02:51 PM

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I like it the way it is. It looks like watercolor.

maryinasia 01-20-2020 12:00 AM

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thanks! yes, watercolor.

Adamphotoman 01-21-2020 11:53 PM

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Hi Mary,
The main thing that I find distracting is the lighting on the image of the watercolour - and not the painting itself.
The light is softly shining down the image [which is good] but it over-emphasizes the paper texture. If your photo set up allows, try a clean white bounce card out of the photo but angled to bounce light back onto the watercolour from the bottom. This card could be a clean piece of watercolour paper.
This will effectively [Open the shadows]. and reduce the watercolour paper texture.
Don't overdo and totally remove the texture. I like the texture, but I would dial it back a bit.

Overall I like the painting.

maryinasia 01-23-2020 05:14 AM

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Thanks!

maryinasia 01-23-2020 10:23 AM

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I tried to implement these suggestions. Thanks!


Adamphotoman 01-25-2020 01:32 PM

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Better!
It is also brighter, warmer [less cold] and softer. Grandma looks younger, and loving instead of slightly severe.

maryinasia 01-25-2020 09:07 PM

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Thank you for these encouraging words!

Adamphotoman 01-26-2020 02:34 PM

Re: woman with grandson, cc welcome
 
How are you capturing [copying] your watercolours? The only thing that could be improved is a camera profile and perhaps white balance. I can help you with that if you wish.


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