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Old 02-13-2020, 04:44 PM
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New painter practicing the sea

Felt like I could continue messing about with this one but perhaps better to start up another and have another go. Having a good time trying to capture the freedom of the ocean (from my landlocked location in Utah)...

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Old 02-13-2020, 05:41 PM
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Re: New painter practicing the sea

Hi Christopher....any way you can crop this and enlarge?
Do you have photo-edit software?
The other background stuff takes away from your lovely painting.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:47 PM
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Re: New painter practicing the sea

Ah yes, I see what you mean. Hopefully this is a better photo!
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:50 PM
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Re: New painter practicing the sea

I like the turquoise in the wave and elsewhere in the water. Good palette overall. Gary
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I agree with Gary....nice color and I like your textural composition.
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I like your soft edge at the horizon and agree with the others that the texture in this provides interesting detail and movement.
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Old 02-13-2020, 06:14 PM
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Re: New painter practicing the sea

Thank you very much Gary and Derek. Love both of your work. Apparently Iím computer illiterate as I had cut off most of the sky. 🙄
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Old 02-13-2020, 06:18 PM
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Thank you very much Wes. Water seems so elusive...
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:16 PM
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Re: New painter practicing the sea

Lovely color and I love the texture. I'm wondering about the biggest wave, top right. Is it building up or already spilling over? If building up you might soften the edges/blend in that purple into the wave. If spilling over maybe add a little foam/splash to the leading edge of the wave. Hope that make sense.
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Re: New painter practicing the sea

Lovely movement in the seawater due to those direct, spontaneous brushstrokes & those foreground rocks direct attention into the scene - Well Done !

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Re: New painter practicing the sea

Christopher...this is well composed and as others have said the texture and colours are great. I also like the lighting you have put into this as it hits the wave spilling over giving that lighter hint of colour...very true to life, well done. ( that lighter skyline at the horizon is very convincing as well)
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:21 PM
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Re: New painter practicing the sea

You're new? That's an excellent painting! You got the water down very well, and I especially like how you got big waves in the background with those teal gradients inside of it, capturing the light like that. It looks awesome. That water texture looks great too, balancing out that smooth sky in the background.
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:31 PM
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Re: New painter practicing the sea

Heather - thank you for your comments. I see what you mean about that wave. Didnít really make a strong enough decision there. Will look to make a clearer choice next time!

Michael - thank you for your kind comments. In the process, not quite sure where the line is balancing a spontaneity of the brushstrokes vs too blended and refined. I very much appreciate your thoughts.

Reddyman - thank you for your helpful words. I am trying to focus more on composition and light. Iím still in the very new stage to both elements, so I appreciated your thoughts that in this one it seemed to be effective.

Andre - thank you very much for your support. Iíve dabbled in oils over the course of the last couple years, but have only really be painting in earnest for about 9 months, so Iím grateful to hear that I might be making progress!

Thank you all.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:33 PM
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Re: New painter practicing the sea

Great highlights on the water, that is serious impasto! The light coming through the waves and the movement are excellent.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:58 PM
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Re: New painter practicing the sea

I dig the texture and colours a lot! Well done!
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