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Old 07-15-2019, 11:26 PM
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Near Paradise Beach

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Title: Near Paradise Beach
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Medium: Pastel
Surface: Other
Dimension: 11x14
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
The surface is Ampersand Pastel Bord, which fortunately withstands a lot of reworking.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I framed this painting years ago, but was never really satisfied with it. I recently unframed it and reworked it some - mostly the sky and far shore.

I'd like to hear what you think is working and isn't working in all aspects - composition, palette, mark-making, values, etc..

It's possible that I have been staring at it too long.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:35 AM
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Re: Near Paradise Beach

I like the sky, background and foreground. My only hesitation would be: the foreground seems to be detached from middle ground, which is connected to background quite well. Otherwise it is a lovely painting.
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:49 PM
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Re: Near Paradise Beach

Thank you for your comment. I realize now that I was feeling the same way but kept ignoring that feeling. Maybe because Iím not sure how to fix it. Iíll try making some value or temperature difference between the grasses on the right and left and see if that helps.
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Re: Near Paradise Beach

Maybe it fogs or mists out too quickly?
The sharp grassy edge mid ground left seems slightly attention grabbing.. the shape or the water line?
Maybe the glow in water could be a bit farther back so we aren't stuck on the left side?
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:04 PM
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Re: Near Paradise Beach

If this link works..
It might give you some ideas on water, sun/moon & misty effects..
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/21321798222545708

Decide what or where your focal is and lead the viewer there in a meandering & interesting way..with interesting things to look at along the way..
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:37 PM
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Re: Near Paradise Beach

JMW, thanks for the suggestions and the Pinterest link. I'm a big fan of Pinterest so I will poke around there for some ideas to fix this painting or, maybe just start over.
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