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Old 10-09-2017, 02:06 PM
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Dimension: 14 in x 11 in
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Open to all comments. Just so that you are aware, I am following a free online painting course with Len Hend on the Open Learning website. He has since retired and consequently I am looking for constructive feedback here.

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Had a few minutes , just some quick thoughts.. mostly softening back ground and a bit of blending..

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Had a few minutes , just some quick thoughts.. mostly softening back ground and a bit of blending..



Oh, my goodness, Oh, I love it! However, I have never done any soft blending with heavy body acrylics. Do you have any suggestions where to learn about this technique or I can always google this topic on the web by myself.
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Look for Jerry Yarnell videos on you tube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeFSARUhlRE
https://www.youtube.com/user/1addyrae/videos
collection of his works on pinterest too-
https://www.pinterest.com/search/pin...ll&etslf=14638
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Thank you I'm going to have look as soon as I can.
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My first reply was made while it was still on the Open Crits , so I didn't do the more "structured" type of crit.. I figured a digital image might better show ideas.
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My first reply was made while it was still on the Open Crits , so I didn't do the more "structured" type of crit.. I figured a digital image might better show ideas.


Totally right!
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MY IMAGE(S):




GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Waterfall
Year Created:
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 14 in x 11 in
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Open to all comments. Just so that you are aware, I am following a free online painting course with Len Hend on the Open Learning website. He has since retired and consequently I am looking for constructive feedback here.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Open to all comments.

I forgot to show how my painting above compares with the instructor's painting. The instructor 's painting is shown below. I forgot to incude it in my previous email. Len Hend is the artist/instructor. Please note that obviously I was trying to copy his painting.

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Re: Waterfall

He goes for a very contrast'y look and I'm not sure it suits a new painter. The waterfall and rocks seem separate from the background, but you did a fantastic job with the bottom. The composition of the top is cool, but I guess the instructor set that up... but still good reference/image.

I would make the waterfall narrower to make it seem taller. I would maybe try to add in a few more rocks like the reference to make it seem taller.
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He goes for a very contrast'y look and I'm not sure it suits a new painter. The waterfall and rocks seem separate from the background, but you did a fantastic job with the bottom. The composition of the top is cool, but I guess the instructor set that up... but still good reference/image.

I would make the waterfall narrower to make it seem taller. I would maybe try to add in a few more rocks like the reference to make it seem taller.

Thank you for your comments! I actually made the waterfall too short as you mentioned. I knew that as soon as I completed the painting.
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Re: Waterfall

Well done on the water in the pool. Something to consider for future paintings, If you look at your instructor's painting, the water fall is not straight. The water angles here and there as it goes over the rocks.

Also, if you would like to make your rocks look more like the instructors, try using a metal pallet knife, making the strokes go different directions and vary the colors a bit to give it shadows using lighter colors where the sun would hit.
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