Re: "Abbotsbury Beach"
Nice mood.. Compositionally, the rod pointing in the direction of the sun or into the canvas rather than out would have been a stronger statement and would have been a great vehicle to move the viewers eye from the foreground to the background. Landscapes in large part are about space and movement through space.
Also, Look up the term diffraction to get a better idea of how to handle light effects of objects that are back lit..
//Diffraction refers to various phenomena that occur when a wave encounters an obstacle or a slit. It is defined as the bending of light around the corners of an obstacle or aperture into the region of geometrical shadow of the obstacle.//
The thinner the object being back lit the more prominent the effect will be. The colour of the light will wrap itself around the edges of the object and appear as though it has a halo effect.. The edges will also be softer.. You'll see this effect really prominently when there are fewer leaves on trees during a very bright sunset or sunrise.. The smallest branches won't appear as dark or silhouetted as the larger forms (Trunks or thick branches) of those same trees.. In the case of your painting, the narrower end of the fishing pole will be lighter than the lower end and it will have more of the look of the light from the sun than its local color, whatever that may be..
Last edited by Fausto_M : 09-11-2017 at 07:42 PM.