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Old 10-06-2016, 11:09 AM
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Stony Creek (Third attempt)

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Title: Stony Creek (Third attempt)
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My third try at this. I'll eventually get it.

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Old 10-06-2016, 12:13 PM
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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

You know it's a very well done painting. It's just sad sad sad with a lot of muddy sky and muddy water reflecting it and needs some cheer somewhere, a spot of yellow or gold or pink to give the scene a glimmer of hope. Maybe in one window??? Be happy when you paint it. Ask a young child - they are naturally happy people.
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:34 PM
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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

But I don't want it to be happy. I wanted it to evoke calm, peacefulness, a time to be pensive. I still need to put 6 pilings on the right side, with their reflections. Have to wait until this layer is dry, then I'm going to glaze the water a bit darker.
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Old 10-07-2016, 05:29 AM
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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

I think this is very well done, and I really like it. But don't forget the reflection of the moon!
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:12 AM
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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

Finished. I don't think the reflection of the moon would be visible, I believe it would be obscured by the trees.
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:26 AM
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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

Lovely. This dramatically draws the eye along the triangle of perspective giving movement and punctuation to the painting. Perfect choice.
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:25 PM
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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

Yea I really like this painting. The reflections are beautiful and composition great. Maybe moon a bit too bright for me but it still looks great.

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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

Well painted as I am sure you already know. Nice emotional capture. With that being said, I almost liked it with the moon a little less reflective: darker and spoke more towards solitude to the viewer, but I usually lean towards that in a art. Very well done.
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:29 AM
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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

beautiful, but I also thought the moon reflection was missing
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:47 AM
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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

I've seen some artists "measure" from an object to the water, then use that distance to measure how much & if something would be reflected in the water.
I found images with only the moon reflected and some with the added soft line of light..
https://www.google.com/search?q=moon...rkpi44Ly34M%3A

here is a basic idea.. the color & size is a bit off..

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Old 10-20-2016, 02:38 PM
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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

That's not how it works. To gauge where a reflection would begin you must imagine yourself as far below the water surface as you are above it. Then draw a line between yourself and the object reflected. If the is something much closer to you that would obscure the the object you want reflected then it would not be seen on the surface. Imagine that you were on the roof of a ten story building looking at this exact scene. Well clearly you would see no reflection. It's complicated.
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I agree, a high viewpoint would make a big difference with reflections, or lack of..
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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

First off, I think this painting came out very nice. I like it, but I agree with @tj84 on the moon question. True, the moon may not be in the exact same spot in the reflection, but this difference would be very small and I believe you would see a reflection in that view. I quickly found dozens of photos on the web showing a similar angle and in fact, the distance was almost the same from the horizon up to the moon as down. Here's my version of how I would see it. The moon is so far away that you don't really have much parallax-type effect.



An another note, am I the only one noticing that this site won't upload images as .jpg, but will see .jpeg?
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Old 10-22-2016, 01:37 AM
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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

[An another note, am I the only one noticing that this site won't upload images as .jpg, but will see .jpeg?]

My pics are jpg - I just checked , and they have been uploading normally.
My OS is Linux Mint Mate, I use Picasa & Linux image editing programs.


Your moon version looks fabulous..
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:14 AM
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Re: Stony Creek (Third attempt)

Ok, I'm sold, I'm adding the moon reflection when I get home. Thank you folks.

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