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Old 07-14-2012, 09:14 AM
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Re: Watermelon on a fence post.

Originally Posted by dlwilliams48
Yes, very good point. The background there actually seems lighter than anywhere else. If I get the courage to wet the paper again, I'll try to darken that area. I have also gotten a suggestion to drop in a little yellow on the leaves as well. Since this was intended to be a practice painting, I should just bite the bullet and do it.

Don, I would be very careful about lightening the background behind the melon.

The way you have it now, the melon is backlit, and your shadow in the front of the melon proves this. I like it a lot! I would be more inclined to darken the melon at the bottom, just like Sylvia suggested. Just dampen the paper and drop in a little colour in. But be careful, not too much.

You should print out your painting on water colour paper, and have a play with that. It would be a shame to mess too much with your painting. I do love your background. You have shown you know how to paint wet in wet.
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