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I just started a small one, from a photo by artist Alan Kingwell of Cornwall. He graciously allowed me to use some of his photos. Wonderful scenery there!

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I love the palette you chose Michael, it is very warm and soothing, just like the scene.

I worked on the cabin yesterday, had an hour this morning, so started filling in the foliage around it.


I really like the sky your painting....
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Michael, I didn't think you needed any more, but that last update really made the piece even better. Very nice!

Marcia, I really like the piece you're working on now. There's something about it that seems a little spooky. I guess it's the abandoned look of the place, but the realism seems a little surreal too. Maybe the Joshua trees are actually aliens. I mean this all in a very good way. Nice job.

BDancer, oh, my apologies. Such a similar subject in the two paintings confused me I guess. I thought the second was just a close up of the first. I should have looked more closely. So, let me try again: they're both terrific! And it looks like the one you're working on now is going to be interesting too, with the shade vs sun contrast.
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Re: Welcome to What's On Your Easel......July 2018

I managed to make a cartoon like painting... not AT ALL what I intended.... All down to colour saturation I'm sure but maybe there's something more.
The foreground will become sand, not stay so brown, and the "yellow" water is because I'm trying to move that little stream to a more curvy-like fall.
I'm really unhappy about it. Any suggestion please?
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I really like the sky your painting....

Thank you BDancer, I was really trying to add a little extra drama to the scene. The day I took the reference photo was brigh and completely cloudless.
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Still trying to work out the tricky light on an unfinished tiny color study, SIFF at twilight, 6x8. I tried posting it but the color once again was off - so badly that I deleted the image I had uploaded. I'll try again once it's done. (I went ahead and wrote something because I was too late to delete the whole post!)


Jollyttt - I think you're off to a terrific start with a very nice job on the water especially. I like the transparent look where more light shines through it. It looks like the rocks just need a little work. I don't know how to advise as I don't usually paint rocks. Maybe if the little stream distracts you should just remove it. Put it aside for a while and when you look again, I bet you'll like it.
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That's a great copy, Pete, especially the colors. Without looking at Homer's version for comparison, I would say the color palette is different, but yours looks very accurate and realistic, if that makes sense.

Annie, looking forward to seeing the image whenyou post it!
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Thank you so much AnnieA for your suggestion! Yes, I think it makes perfect sense, I will try and remove the water and see how does that look like.
Will need also to add some splashes from behind those rocks too I guess, hopefully they won't distract from the wave. There is something wrong with that thing though:
if the wave is breaking to the very right, apparently against the rocks, why is it rolling down nicely to the near right? it does not make sense....
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this is me trying to copy off some dude who posted his painting on the net, I should know wayyyy better
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Thank you so much AnnieA for your suggestion! Yes, I think it makes perfect sense, I will try and remove the water and see how does that look like.
Will need also to add some splashes from behind those rocks too I guess, hopefully they won't distract from the wave. There is something wrong with that thing though:
if the wave is breaking to the very right, apparently against the rocks, why is it rolling down nicely to the near right? it does not make sense....
It appears to me that the rocks on the right are further away than the ones in the left lower corner. So, it could be a different set of waves, maybe, with the earlier set just finishing on the left? Since the viewer doesn't know the scale of either clump of rocks in relation to the other, it may not matter, although I suppose you could make the facets of the near rocks larger to indicate they're closer, or the far ones smaller. Anyway, I'm not sure anyone is going to be that observant, but then I'm not a seascape painter so I may not be as alert to these things.

But this all is just off the top of my head. Maybe someone else will weigh in? But even if not, you've done some nice things here. And anyway, each painting is a learning experience, even when the lesson's from some dude on the net...
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