WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Acrylics
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-27-2012, 02:41 AM
Eraethil's Avatar
Eraethil Eraethil is online now
A Local Legend
Edmonton, where summer is just a couple of bad weeks of skating.
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,589
 
Hails from Canada
Presiding

Hi everyone,

Second work in this series of koi and lilies. 24"x24" Acrylic on cradled wood panel.



And here is a side shot to show the finish on the piece:

__________________
Comments and critique actively sought and much appreciated!
Rick. . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pigment storm . . . watch the paint fly!
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-27-2012, 02:46 AM
keith.a's Avatar
keith.a keith.a is offline
Veteran Member
ireland
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 824
 
Hails from Ireland
Re: Presiding

beautiful colours and the flowers are painted really well also !
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-27-2012, 08:37 AM
BettiePage's Avatar
BettiePage BettiePage is offline
Veteran Member
Quebec
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 714
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Presiding

This is gorgeous! The colors are very bright and fun, i like it a lot!
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-27-2012, 01:07 PM
IanArt's Avatar
IanArt IanArt is offline
Lord of the Arts
Two doors down from the igloo
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,374
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Presiding

Nice work. A couple reflections on the water surface may add to the depth.
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-27-2012, 01:55 PM
Eraethil's Avatar
Eraethil Eraethil is online now
A Local Legend
Edmonton, where summer is just a couple of bad weeks of skating.
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,589
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Presiding

Thanks everyone for the great comments!

Great suggestion Ian. I am looking at doing that, but haven't yet figured out how to achieve it with the self leveling gel I use for the finish of the water. It creates a great illusion of depth that can't be seen in the photograph. That's why I posted the side shot - straight on you can't see the reflective nature of the gel.

I'm already experimenting with other colours added to the gel and how perfectly I can level the table to have some control over how far the reflections "flow" during the drying process. Also, I'm thinking about whether I can paint the reflections prior to adding the gel, and still have them read as relfections.

But before doing that, I'm going to do at least a few alla prima studies to improve the expressiveness of the lilies and lily pads. I'm happy with the rendering, but wish I'd included more colour variation.

Cheers,
__________________
Comments and critique actively sought and much appreciated!
Rick. . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pigment storm . . . watch the paint fly!
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-27-2012, 03:36 PM
chammi kaiser's Avatar
chammi kaiser chammi kaiser is offline
WC! Guide
Germany
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 15,658
 
Hails from Germany
Re: Presiding

I love the crisp , fresh, pure colours. It is simply something I would love to see every day and that is saying something. I get bored with my own paintings very quickly. Terrific painting.
__________________
Chammi

My Blog/WIP's and Tips: Chammi's Art Escapades
My website: chammi-kaiser.de
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-27-2012, 08:55 PM
Dengi's Avatar
Dengi Dengi is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 38
 
Re: Presiding

The flowers and Koi look 3 dimensional. He looks like he is swimming right on top of the water. Great effect work and coloring (colouring??) DG
Reply With Quote
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-27-2012, 10:11 PM
Nayana's Avatar
Nayana Nayana is offline
Enthusiast
Massachusetts
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,752
 
Hails from United States
Re: Presiding

really lovely colors, detail and composition.
Reply With Quote
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-28-2012, 12:05 AM
Eraethil's Avatar
Eraethil Eraethil is online now
A Local Legend
Edmonton, where summer is just a couple of bad weeks of skating.
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,589
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Presiding

Thanks for the great comments! Cheers,
__________________
Comments and critique actively sought and much appreciated!
Rick. . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pigment storm . . . watch the paint fly!
Reply With Quote
  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-29-2012, 05:14 PM
Lady Carol's Avatar
Lady Carol Lady Carol is offline
Moderator
Horses make me happy
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 22,899
 
Hails from Australia
Re: Presiding

Nice
__________________
Carol
Moderator Acrylic Forum Reference Image Library
"Mercifully free of the ravages of intelligence" - Time Bandits
Aint nothing illegal til you get caught - Tickle
My RIL Photos Discoveries With Color My Photos
Reply With Quote
  #11   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-29-2012, 08:18 PM
Diddley's Avatar
Diddley Diddley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 219
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Presiding

Oh the colors! LOVE! This is a truly wonderful piece.
__________________

Be yourself... everyone else is already taken!
http://www.creativecanary.com
Reply With Quote
  #12   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-29-2012, 10:03 PM
Eraethil's Avatar
Eraethil Eraethil is online now
A Local Legend
Edmonton, where summer is just a couple of bad weeks of skating.
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,589
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Presiding

Thanks very much for your comments!
__________________
Comments and critique actively sought and much appreciated!
Rick. . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pigment storm . . . watch the paint fly!
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:30 AM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.