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Old 12-08-2019, 10:54 AM
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:45 PM
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Re: Casper Beach, c&c

Kathie, there's good work here, but it's a difficult subject.
I think I see where you're going, but its a little too grey/brown for my taste.
It seems to lack some of the clarity and colour of, for example, was it "state road 160" ? that you posted?
I know that the sea can be dullish and murky at times, and "paint what you see, not what you think" is OFTEN good advice,
but nevertheless I think we can safely veer towards some bolder blues and greens in seascapes!
Though I've never even had the nerve to try the sea painting, so you can take that onboard with my fearless criticism

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Old 12-08-2019, 02:39 PM
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Re: Casper Beach, c&c

Thanks so much, Jeffro, and for remembering . I have another seascape, same beach, much bolder. I think i have to do another thread to post same day.
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Re: Casper Beach, c&c

Hi Kathie. I like this quite a bit. I can see where the color might be considered muted but I actually think there is quite a lot of color depth already.

Though I think that if you desaturate background colors due to perceived distance it would actually cause the foreground colors to pop more and the painting as a whole would benefit.

Great seascape nonetheless! Beautifully done.
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Re: Casper Beach, c&c

Lon, my hubby kept saying I should add some detail in the planes further back, and I was pretty sure that was the wrong way to go! (He has developed a pretty good eye for my mistakes tho
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Lon, my hubby kept saying I should add some detail in the planes further back, and I was pretty sure that was the wrong way to go! (He has developed a pretty good eye for my mistakes tho

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Re: Casper Beach, c&c

I like it overall..
But the repeating straight lines of shore & waves could be varied , maybe some curves.
The rock wall / water line is a bit straight feeling too..
The thought is curves are more pleasing the a lot of straight lines..

A wet sand area at water line could be added.. ripples, foam line or such..
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Thanks, Joy, you’re right
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Re: Casper Beach, c&c

Maybe a little water/rocks action in background.
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Re: Casper Beach, c&c

I like it. Your style is a little deceptive at first because it takes a while to tune in to whats going on here. At first it comes across as almost a very simple water color looking thing, with little detail. Then you realize that it's all there, stylistically expressed, and very powerful. When you start to see whats really there, the painting draws you in and makes you want to see more. That's fantastic!
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Wow, thank you, Tony, Im glad you looked and saw the work
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