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Old 04-10-2012, 12:59 AM
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My first oil painting that I'm making as a gift

I've never made an oil painting before but I wanted to create this as a gift for a close friend of mine. I've been looking at it so much I was hoping for some outside impressions. Any constructive criticism, tips and comments would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 04-10-2012, 05:05 AM
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Re: My first oil painting that I'm making as a gift

You've really captured the energy of the waves... A very stirring piece... Well done for your first oil painting!...
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:35 AM
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Re: My first oil painting that I'm making as a gift

I would never have dreamed this was your first oil painting! Good job!

I love the cozy look of the lighthouse; even surrounded by those high waves it seems a bastion from the storm. Love the waves!

I would soften some hard edges on the undersides of the clouds; but don't mess with the clouds around the lighthouse ... the look of the glow of light softly lighting the cloud area is soooo pretty.

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Old 04-10-2012, 02:30 PM
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Re: My first oil painting that I'm making as a gift

Thank you for the feedback! My friend convinced me to try painting after she saw a pencil sketch I did a long time ago. I haven't been into art since high school but I'm pleased with how this has turned out. And I agree with the softening of some of the clouds, I will work on that next and then should be able to call it finished soon
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:24 PM
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Love it, keep on painting!
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:47 PM
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I love it too!

Everytime you do one, your techniques will get better and better. Each painting is a joyful learning process.
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