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Old 01-28-2020, 09:14 PM
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Re: Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Wow this is really nice. I really like the way you textured all those shrubs and vegetation, it looks very well manicured and I like how they glow with the sun's light on them. I like this scene, it's so calm to look at and makes me want to go to the beach. I like the vertical orientation too, showing not only the beach but the scenery surrounding it, composed of these cliffs that tower over it.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:48 PM
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Re: Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Hi Rachael
I agree with some of the previous comments regarding composition The pathway on the cliff should be more defined and clear of greenery to lead your eye to the house Your use of colour for the shrubs is very good Sometimes some artistic licence is all that is required
Hope this helps Keep up the good work
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Old 02-04-2020, 12:39 PM
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Re: Shanklin, Isle of Wight

The only thing that bothers me in this painting is the little house at the top and how contrasty it is. The bright white window has a black square just to the left of it. I'd just make small changes and see if toning that area down would let your eye follow a better path.
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Old 02-16-2020, 07:11 PM
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Re: Shanklin, Isle of Wight

OK, I am curious, what do you think of this painting?
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Old 02-16-2020, 07:25 PM
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Re: Shanklin, Isle of Wight

I like it. The greens work well, the figures tell me what's going on there. Not to be controversial here, but I find nothing wrong with the composition.
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Old 02-17-2020, 04:40 AM
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Re: Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Here is my two cents: The two people walking up the ramp needs to be more pronounced. Same goes with the white house on the cliff and the steps (I think they are steps) climbing up there. Now there is a story. They are going home.

Of course some indication that how they will get over the bushes will help to that idea.

Someone had posted on WC that one of the important aspects of a good painting is that it will have a narrative. I believe that. But that could be just me.
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