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This the barn in oils again .. I am really enjoying oils now.
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This the barn in oils again .. I am really enjoying oils now.
Very nice Donna. The grass so so soft and nicely done. The barn looks chopped off but considering the surrounding areas, everything else is working in this painting within your style.
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how about this one?

This is quite nice. The figures are well placed and appear they are moving. If you blur the legs a bit more it will even appear more so. But figures kicking up dust is sure a gooe way to depict movement of subjects.
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Sorry to post the first one, Jo, I went further with my painting.--Elisabeth Cline


How about showing some more crashing foam so we have a place to focus on. Not enough elements in this painting to leave out a focal point.
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I did this little pastel yesterday with a watercolour underpainting. I feel the composition is off and that I went into overkill as well. I am afraid of losing my pastel techniques while I am learning oils.
Ps Can you critique the barn I did 2 weeks ago? Thank you and Happy Easter !
What a lovely bush in the corner. Great shape. Just connect the blue hole in the sky with another area in the blue sky.
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How about showing some more crashing foam so we have a place to focus on. Not enough elements in this painting to leave out a focal point.

I'll try. Thanks.--Elisabeth Cline
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How about showing some more crashing foam so we have a place to focus on. Not enough elements in this painting to leave out a focal point.

Johannes - could you elaborate? I've never come across this before and want to understand. Instructors always stress the importance of the focal point. If we don't have focal point how do we compose properly? Thank you! (Love to learn... <That should be my WC name right?
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Well you do know how to handle the Pans as that medium should be without difficulty. I would've left the ladder out because it just becomes a quick visual path. Good composition in number 2 but the rocks need more sharp angles.
The last one can use a melodic line where the rocks meet the water.

Hi Johannes,

thanks for your encouragement. Tried to redesign the rocks with more sharp angles and edges. Also grayed down the rock colors, after your last rocks lesson...

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and here the edited version (still learning how to handle pans...)



can you see any difference? I mean in the right direction
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thanks for your encouragement. Tried to redesign the rocks with more sharp angles and edges. Also grayed down the rock colors, after your last rocks lesson...

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and here the edited version (still learning how to handle pans...)



Yes it did improve. Now they are less potatoey and more cliffy.
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Yes, it improved. Now the rocks are less potatoey and more cliffy.
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Hi Johannes and thank-you so much for the rock class although I'm mortified that I even submitted homework without actually understanding the subject but I think it's starting to click.

9 x 11 in oils. I'm at a point where there's too much information and before plodding on and getting more frustrated, I'm hoping you could offer your wise words of advice.

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I just finished this from one of your photographs , and I think I have went as far as I can go without your advice. It was my first 'splatter' technique though I tend to splatter around a lot anyways ( as you know.)
I already see a triangle shape ..back to the easel.
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"Nearshore" oil on linen. 16"x20" (one more try)
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oil on canvas board, 12 x 16
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I just finished this from one of your photographs , and I think I have went as far as I can go without your advice. It was my first 'splatter' technique though I tend to splatter around a lot anyways ( as you know.)
I already see a triangle shape ..back to the easel.
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The visual path is too fast. It feels like it travels in a straight line.
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Hi Johannes and thank-you so much for the rock class although I'm mortified that I even submitted homework without actually understanding the subject but I think it's starting to click.

9 x 11 in oils. I'm at a point where there's too much information and before plodding on and getting more frustrated, I'm hoping you could offer your wise words of advice.

We need some accents in those rocks for 3D look.
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