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Old 08-21-2019, 02:32 PM
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Chairs and a calm lake c&c

Im getting a feel of the paints. 11x14" stretch canvas, 1980 Gamblin Oils. My challenges were the foreground grasses, the water (how dark), and the sky (clouds or no clouds). The fun parts were the chairs and the rocks. Your c&c is warmly welcomed. -karen
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:17 PM
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Re: Chairs and a calm lake c&c

Wow, another great painting! I love the colors, particularly the warm reflected light on the backs of the chairs. As for the sky, I find a blue sky with no clouds a bit boring, so I always support some kind of sky feature. For the water, itís hard to say. In general I would say that reflections should not be brighter than the sky itself (I know there are exceptions). It also depends on where the sun is coming from. One comment on draftsmanship, the chairs seem to be very different In size and shape. This could easily be true, but if not, work to make them match up somewhat if that matters to you. I canít believe you are just starting out!
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:55 PM
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Re: Chairs and a calm lake c&c

Thank you! Yes, the sky. I need to figure out clouds. It was a missed opportunity. Next time... Also right about the chairs - not my intention to mis-match them. I appreciate your comments. Yep, total newbie.
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Re: Chairs and a calm lake c&c

This is a nice peaceful painting.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:00 PM
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Re: Chairs and a calm lake c&c

Look for information on values & aerial perspective in paintings..
You could soften the background hills with lighter values for distance
reshape / soften the mid ground trees & angular shore lines - maybe more of a blued gray green mix
Stronger colors can be used in foreground.. seems washed out or a water color look..

This is a nice composition & scene, take your time & don't rush to call it done..
Taking a break & studying on it is a good way to learn and improve..
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:44 PM
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Re: Chairs and a calm lake c&c

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Look for information on values & aerial perspective in paintings..
You could soften the background hills with lighter values for distance
reshape / soften the mid ground trees & angular shore lines - maybe more of a blued gray green mix
Stronger colors can be used in foreground.. seems washed out or a water color look..

This is a nice composition & scene, take your time & don't rush to call it done..
Taking a break & studying on it is a good way to learn and improve..
That is solid advice. Thank you for pointing me in that direction.
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