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Old 02-03-2018, 09:08 AM
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Two Skiffs

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Title: Two Skiffs
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Medium: Oil
Surface: Wood
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Day one:
Raw umber rough-in over a violet tinted wood panel

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Old 02-03-2018, 10:23 PM
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Re: Two Skiffs

Nice effect color wise. However, we try to keep from dividing the composition in half. If you cover the upper part of the trees, you will see the skiffs become more predominant. Another thing I noticed; the reflection of the skiff on the right seems to go beyond vertical.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:38 AM
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Good start. I'm looking forward to seeing what colors and season you choose.

It is split right in half but that doesnt bother me too much yet, depends some on how you finish it.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:46 AM
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Day two, the roughing in continues.
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:30 PM
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Re: Two Skiffs

Found a bit of time to do a little more on this today.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:20 AM
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Day 3, Finished.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:06 AM
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Re: Two Skiffs

I like seeing the ropes, I was wondering how that was going to work.
Such a sunny painting, I can almost feel it. To me that feeling is the focal point more than any object. I like the sparkles in the water, haven't seen it done quite like that and it looks great.
Not a big deal, but there is a straight line of them to the right of the further boat that doesnt look random enough. I know they get straighter as the distance increases, and all the rest of them look right to me, but that one line seems off maybe bc its too close or bc its right on the border where the color changes or bc the left side doesnt have it...not sure why ha. Maybe the color changes in water are a little abrupt.
Very nice painting, capturing some all important atmosphere.
One other thing, though I wouldn't know how to conjure the magic myself! Any way to add some hint of that rainbow of color that's in the white reflections of water, especially in the distance here? Just a hint.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:57 AM
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Sevan, thank you so much for your thoughtful critique. Yeah, that line of sparkles bothered me a bit too, but Iíve decided to leave it in. Iím not sure I could match the water color if I tried. Adding the rainbow colors, I think it could be done, but if done correctly it would never show up in a photo, it would need to be ultra subtle. I might try it when this dries. Thanks again.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:04 AM
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Re: Two Skiffs

Love the reflection of the boats and your water is awesome. Nice, very nice painting i can see myself in the third boat looking on.
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Re: Two Skiffs

way to make me long for summer, tom
lovely, peaceful, inviting scene, i can't find anything to critique, technically.

couple logic questions: i thought the garage under the house might be a boathouse, but now, due to reflections on the glass (and the hedge of flora), i see it's a sunroom. would there/should there then be subtle touches of light reflecting on the upper windows?
and hrm, do i need a boat to fetch my boat? or do they come when called?

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Old 02-05-2018, 02:39 PM
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La I KNEW you were going to say exactly that so I am prepared with an answer. No, the house windows have full screens on them which wipes out the reflections. And you get your boat with a clever use of ropes, and when youíre done with it you put it back the same way.
PS: I was also certain you were going to ask why there is one brightly sunlit tree when all the others are backlit. I had no good answer other than I liked the way it looked.

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Re: Two Skiffs

i thought you were going to tell of skiffs in wait for a yacht - much more intrigued by this rope system.

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Re: Two Skiffs

Excellent draftsmanship, composition and execution.
I've seen views like this at Candlewood Lake in New Milford, Ct and you've nailed them well.
Thanks for the memories.
I'm wondering about the effect on aerial perspective of the bright stipe at the shoreline.
Yes, we need a bright line to delininate the shore, but should it be that wide?
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:57 PM
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Sevan Iíve added a lot more sparkles, and Iím not sure if you can see it in the photo, but almost none are white now. They are Turquoise, Magenta, and a yellow-green. Itís a major improvement, so thank you for the suggestion. Off to the attic it goes.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:31 AM
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Love the addition that I can see, unfortunately the colors aren't really coming through. But that means you got the subtlety down! I will imagine it.
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