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Old 12-04-2017, 10:48 AM
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Walk to the beach


Title: Walk to the beach
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Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 24x24
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This was done mostly from memory of walking over the dunes to the beach.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated. I have been trying different techniques and this was done with knives and rags and very little brushwork.
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Old 12-04-2017, 01:58 PM
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Re: Walk to the beach

Great energy and implied landscape. I feel like I'm there, in a dream...

Only suggestion would be perhaps push the values in the foreground a bit darker? I think it would help emphasize the breaking surf in the middle of the canvas.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:38 PM
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Re: Walk to the beach

have to agree with phalaris
it's lovely, soft, romantic, but could use a little punch.

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Old 12-06-2017, 11:14 PM
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Re: Walk to the beach

Better than most other "dunes" paintings I've seen. Now, for an impression of this sort, I recommend that you place the painting on a wall that is typical of the color seen in most interiors. Where I live, that's variations on the theme of "sandy beige." Then, if it seems useful, adjust the overall color balance (such as by light transparent glazing) to harmonize with the wall. That can't really be done digitally, due to lack of monitor color standards.
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