WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Acrylics
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Closed Thread  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-15-2007, 12:33 AM
dreamz's Avatar
dreamz dreamz is offline
A Local Legend
I currently live in Jacksonville Florida
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,807
 
Hails from United States
sky...wip?

Well Ive done it again, started painting with no idea where I was headed but I like where this has gone so far...basically I layed down some glaze, then some color and using a dry stiff brush wiped a lot off and repeated.
approx 9x12x1/2" birch blywood



Now to see where it wants to go..........
__________________
C&C welcome and encouraged
it's only paint...have fun with it
Webshots - Images of dreamz creations
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-15-2007, 02:43 AM
Mark Newton's Avatar
Mark Newton Mark Newton is offline
Enthusiast
Adelaide, Australia
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,019
 
Hails from Australia
Re: sky...wip?

Where am I gonna go today???.. looking forward to it Doc.
__________________
Mark Newton
Adelaide, Australia
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-15-2007, 05:47 AM
dreamz's Avatar
dreamz dreamz is offline
A Local Legend
I currently live in Jacksonville Florida
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,807
 
Hails from United States
Re: sky...wip?

imagine that... I ended up going fishing..



I think I messed up with the light reflections may need to redo that area

not sure if the open area needs something but for now it's stopped speaking to me........
__________________
C&C welcome and encouraged
it's only paint...have fun with it
Webshots - Images of dreamz creations
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-15-2007, 09:48 AM
Leslie Pz's Avatar
Leslie Pz Leslie Pz is offline
A Local Legend
New Hampshire
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 5,458
 
Hails from United States
Re: sky...wip?

Interesting -- especially from your mind.

If I had to make one crit it would be the comp is a bit balanced on each side. Although the trees are higher on right side and the water leads a bit to the left I still see the same amount of green on the sides... having the purple flowers on both sides also is a bit balanced.

I took the liberty to edit your image to show you how to create an a-symetrical comp... hope you don't mind.
Attached Images
 
__________________
¸.•*´¯)¤"˜¨¯" Leslie Anne Pease "¯¨˜"¤(¯`*•.¸

  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-15-2007, 12:30 PM
idcrisis55's Avatar
idcrisis55 idcrisis55 is offline
A Local Legend
NE Oklahoma
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 9,745
 
Hails from United States
Re: sky...wip?

Ooooh, like the colors in that sky. I wonder if that is what a meteor would look like up close and personal? Will you be reflecting the sky colors in the water as well?
__________________
Ann
Blog - *WC Basic Drawing .PDF's*
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-15-2007, 03:53 PM
Mark Newton's Avatar
Mark Newton Mark Newton is offline
Enthusiast
Adelaide, Australia
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,019
 
Hails from Australia
Re: sky...wip?

Doc.... Maybe next time it would be helpful to finish the background areas before you introduce foreground foliage etc. The reflections look like they have been fitted between the trees, but if you had done them first they would look more natural and not squashed in. Reflections can be easily created by simply dragging the wet paint from the base of the background foliage down. Use a fan brush if you like and while it is wet drag it down. Then when it is a bit drier lightly work the brush over the reflections from side to side....thinnning mostly the deeper reflection areas. Create a water/land interface line by adding hints of highlight as a waters edge look. Reflections often become weaker as they become longer and strongest near the edge where they start. You can weaken the deepest water reflections by using a very thin watercolour like application over this area of the same colour as the water hence softening the deeper reflection. Sometimes I'll add darker paint to the base of the tree line to indicate shadow areas too...and dragging this down a little will also beef up the look of reflection.

I dont mind your composition thus far...I think it looks quite well balanced.
__________________
Mark Newton
Adelaide, Australia
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-15-2007, 09:37 PM
dreamz's Avatar
dreamz dreamz is offline
A Local Legend
I currently live in Jacksonville Florida
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,807
 
Hails from United States
Re: sky...wip?

Leslie, your right I have a tendency to "bookend" my scenes.
Mark your right on the money, the reflection WAS an afterthought, part of the problem with just winging it I suppose. About the only part Im really happy with is the sky effect... oh well nothing a little sandpaper and gesso wont fix
__________________
C&C welcome and encouraged
it's only paint...have fun with it
Webshots - Images of dreamz creations
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-15-2007, 09:38 PM
dreamz's Avatar
dreamz dreamz is offline
A Local Legend
I currently live in Jacksonville Florida
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,807
 
Hails from United States
Re: sky...wip?

Leslie, your right I have a tendency to "bookend" my scenes.
Mark your right on the money, the reflection WAS an afterthought, part of the problem with just winging it I suppose. About the only part Im really happy with is the sky effect... oh well nothing a little sandpaper and gesso wont fix
Ann, I was attempting to add some sky color to the water.. it just made a mess
__________________
C&C welcome and encouraged
it's only paint...have fun with it
Webshots - Images of dreamz creations
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-15-2007, 09:50 PM
Andun's Avatar
Andun Andun is offline
A Local Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,977
 
Re: sky...wip?

It is still fun to just slapp on some paint and then stare at it until you see something and go for it Doc.Thanks for that idea!
__________________

If your painting makes YOU happy,it's enough 🎨
If another person likes it enough to want to own it...that is a bonus.🙃
  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-16-2007, 03:34 AM
chammi kaiser's Avatar
chammi kaiser chammi kaiser is offline
Moderator
Germany
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 21,578
 
Hails from Germany
Re: sky...wip?

Always enjoy your happy experiments. Good advice from Leslie. This one is looking interesting .
__________________
Chammi

My Blog/WIP's and Tips: Chammi's Art Escapades

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:03 PM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.