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Old 11-28-2007, 11:43 AM
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Title: seascape
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 60 cm x 45 cm
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Hi everyone ! <br><br>I am new to this site and want to post my painting here on critique forum.<br><br>i painted it in one day using the wet on wet tech.<br><br>I really like doing seascapes but its not that easy.<br><br>

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Old 11-28-2007, 12:07 PM
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Re: seascape

oh my goodness - that central wave is beautiful!

the foreground rocks, well, not so much beautiful there - they take my eyes away from that wave

welcome to WC! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your works!

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Old 11-28-2007, 12:11 PM
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Re: seascape

Yes - it's clear that wave is where you spent your time. It is so transparent - and beautifully done.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:39 PM
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Re: seascape

When I saw your title, I thought, YAPS (Yet Another Pretty Seascape), but was I wrong!
I'm so glad I looked.
The fresh coloring and lighting and the fine brushwork do it for me, I think.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:51 PM
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Re: seascape

The fluidity of the water and the waves are excellent in this painting! I love to paint water and the way you captured that wave is wonderful. Perhaps, a little texture on the sand would help...just a minor thought...the painting is wonderful as it is. Thank you for sharing your work.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:53 PM
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Re: seascape

My first thought was "Beautiful!" The water is fantastic, so translucent! I agree with La that the rocks could use some work - maybe some highlights for more texture. Lightening them might make them less dominant.
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Re: seascape

I have one word...WOW... That is a beautiful seascape. Your wave has such reality to it. I can smell the salty air. Great job. Love to see more of your work.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:35 PM
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Re: seascape

I agree that the rocks in the foreground are distracting, as are some of the dark areas under the foam. I would probably lose them altogether, and let the foreground be all white foam.
Also, the falling portion of the central wave to the far left makes a too defined square. I'd break that up some.
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Re: seascape

The colors in the wave are gorgeous, especially with the translucence you've achieved. Only real problem I have with this picture is that the wave appears to be too big and to be breaking with too much force this far onto the beach. Otherwise, very pretty and exciting picture.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:13 AM
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Re: seascape

Hi !,

Thnks so much for all your critique.i am planning to work on the rocks later on this week.I dont think i would loose all rocks but i will try to paint it less distracting.And maybe some little texture on the sand.

once again : thnks !

It is lovely to meet you all here in WC !!
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Re: seascape

The wave is awesome Erin.
You might like to look in on the Wet Canvas marine forum. You will be really at home there and the people are very talented at seascapes.
Incidentally, there was a thread recently which concentrated on rocks. LOL.
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Re: seascape

That is one of the best paintings of a wave I have ever seen although there does seem to be something missing. Maybe some clouds in the sky would give a little more energy and emotion to the work. Fantastic job though!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:41 PM
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Re: seascape

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The colors in the wave are gorgeous, especially with the translucence you've achieved. Only real problem I have with this picture is that the wave appears to be too big and to be breaking with too much force this far onto the beach. Otherwise, very pretty and exciting picture.

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Wonderful Job on this

The wave is very beautiful and extremely well done. This painting could stand alone even without the foreground rocks. I love the subtle color of the wave with the sunlight penetrating it.
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:22 PM
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Re: seascape

I find the blue area behind the wave to be out of harmony. If it is a view of ocean in back, the angle of the waves seem inconsistent with the breaking wave in front and the color is really unrelated as well. It comes rushing brightly towards us whereas it should be hanging back. The rocks are fine except for placement. They dont look natural. They are like laid out stepping stones and there could be a greater presence. The wave itself?...gorgeous!
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