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Old 08-24-2018, 12:56 PM
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Re: First Complete Oil Painting: PCH 1.0, generic California coast

Thanks, TYI. Being a newbie, I often examine the works of others posted at WC, and look for techniques.
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Re: First Complete Oil Painting: PCH 1.0, generic California coast

I like this Pinguinio. It is very serene. Your critique posts are very helpful. Newbie or not, you have a great deal of technical knowledge!
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Old 08-25-2018, 04:21 PM
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Re: First Complete Oil Painting: PCH 1.0, generic California coast

Thanks, Bizzibee. I did mention that I spent a couple of years merely practicing technique, reading and viewing the works of others, before completing a painting.
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:56 PM
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Re: First Complete Oil Painting: PCH 1.0, generic California coast

Very nice painting, Pinguino! I think you nailed the color and did a great job on the aerial perspective. Generally, the cliffs/hills look good too, except I also notice the regularity of spacing, which imho, even if that's actually how the scene actually was, would work better if the intervals were a little more varied. I don't know if I explained that well; please let me know if not and I'll give it another try. I think you should put it in a nice frame; it's good enough to deserve it.

BTW, I've never figured out how to handle the foreground in a landscape painting. It wants to be more detailed because it's close, yet at the same time wants to be less detailed so it doesn't become the CoI. I'm thinking that maybe if you show the wave crashing against the end of the outcropping, that might work as a CoI, even if small, as it would be a strong contrast against a darker blue of the water.

And I just noticed this is only a 5x7. It's very hard to paint much of anything on a 5x7 in my experience, so congrats on a successful effort!
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:30 PM
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Re: First Complete Oil Painting: PCH 1.0, generic California coast

Thanks, Annie. This scene is imaginary (not an actual landscape), but I do live near the coast, so I have a concept. Agreed that the cliff is too regular; I made it up as I went along, and hadn't planned the layout. Didn't have enough brushwork skill to handle more surf.

Indeed, a landscape with foreground is difficult. Eithet the foreground or distance will draw attention.
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