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Old 02-08-2014, 03:24 AM
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Notre Dame

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this is a watercolour of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. I've used google maps / earth to select a composition and then painted it on a half sheet 300gr Bockingford NOT using only a large filbert and a sword liner.

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Old 02-08-2014, 03:46 AM
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Good morning CHristian, what a wonderful painting - loose and detailed in the right balance! Amazing really how little details are necessary to paint a believable scene like this... if you know what you are doing: you do!

I would still suggest that warm tone on the cathedral could be repeated - to lead the viewer from the foreground to the cathedral. Add it on the ground or maybe use the side board along the green area to bring us deeper to the painting. It would'nt need much, just implied...

Just an idea... You are the artist. I like it even as it is!
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:25 AM
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Very good painting. I love it.
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Re: Notre Dame

Excellent work Christian, you conveyed the cathedral without going into excruciating detail. I know how difficult that is, I have tried more than once.

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Old 02-08-2014, 05:28 AM
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Lovely painting - done with a light touch. The statue looks great against those dark trees.
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Nice job love it when there arent so many people
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Re: Notre Dame

Well done Christian. Lovely sky (as per usual!) and I like the greens of the grass and trees on the right. Perhaps some subtle slightly greyer tones here and there on the cathedral front? And I wonder if the shadows under the arches and down the vertical recesses all the way down from the top of the building could be just a little more evident?

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Nicely done Christian.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:19 AM
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Re: Notre Dame

Thank you all for your comments and - Mike and raxu - for your helpful advice. I know that especially the foreground needs some improvement.

Robert, of course in the refpic there are lots and lots of people in front of the cathedral. Because of inability and lazyness I reduced the number.

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You did well to avoid them I prefer it that way

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This has a good sense of movement and life. I think it's because you didn't get carried away with details and kept it light and loose. Way to go!
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Re: Notre Dame

Great drawing, those greens are luscious! I think the pen lines (or is it the rigger?) detracts a bit unfortunately. The hard edges don't read well to me. I like the color of the cathedral, maybe making it darker would make it more focal in the painting. As it stands, the statue on the far right has much more value, contrast, and visual interest than the cathedral .. What's your focus?
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Love it Christian
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Christian, like this one!! Some good suggestions ^^^.

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Nicely done painting on a very difficult subject!
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