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Old 08-22-2018, 10:13 AM
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Beach Scene

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Title: Beach Scene
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Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 12 in x 24 in
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This is a piece I did on a 12 x 24 canvas in acrylic. I used a step by step painting tutorial from an acrylic book on skies and seascape.

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Old 08-22-2018, 12:51 PM
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Re: Beach Scene

Hi,
A few things..
the pinks on the clouds .. where that color is coming from?
the pointing downward clouds (could be to point to the focal wave??, but doesn't look natural)
The clouds overall look nice, just the angles /placement seems off for me.
A little bit of lighter area in the "eye" of that wave can really add interest..
I'm assuming the wave is the focal, so it needs to shine..
Some of the water edges could be softer..

I'm curious about the book tutorial you used..if you want to say..?
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:53 PM
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Re: Beach Scene

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/17...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


That is the link to the book on amazon I used.


The pink/red color was supposed to be a lighter purple but ended up darker.
The photo is a little dark and does look brighter than what it shows. I am still trying to get my clouds down as that is one area I struggle.
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:34 AM
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Re: Beach Scene

Ah his style has the harder water lines, and a simplified look for beginners I'm sure..

If you want more realism look for tutorials that show more realism, it will take a bit more time to learn but the result can be so nice..
There are so many videos to explore on you tube..find a few that really appeal to you and study those techniques..
And study the ocean or photos & videos of it if you don't live close to one..

You have a very nice gradation in the sky blue tones, if you can think of how to add more gradations & more movement to your water, that will be a plus..
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Re: Beach Scene

Seascapes are not the easiest things to paint. The water is like a living thing; always in motion. You could check your local library. There are many books on seascapes and painting them. Also, aerial perspective. And get out and look up. Study the clouds and cloud formations. But don't stop!
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