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Old 07-03-2010, 06:55 PM
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Stormy Sea oil painting wip

Here is a painting that I am working on now. It is not finished so if anyone has any suggestions to improve it I would welcome them. Thanks. I am forever learning.
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:11 PM
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Re: Stormy Sea oil painting wip

If it's not finished it must be very close, Lorraine, it's very good.

The only thing I would suggest is to lower the value area of the cast shadow. This will better define the face of the wave and the flatter water in front of it. It's a backlit scene, so the wave itself will be casting a shadow.

I presume this is from imagination? If so, try and find a backlit reference to see what I am talking about.
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Re: Stormy Sea oil painting wip

Yes, it is from imagination. I am not sure what you are saying. Do you mean to make the shadow of the main wave darker in front of it? I really appreciate your critiques, by the way. Anyway, let me know if you mean I should darken the place in front where the wave should cast a shadow. I wasn't sure what you meant by lowering the value.
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Re: Stormy Sea oil painting wip

I have done a quick PS edit, Lorraine. You should be able to see the area I have darkened to indicate a shadow from the wave.

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Re: Stormy Sea oil painting wip

Lovely painting, love the backlighting.. nice. I kind of like it the way it is, even without the shadow.

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Re: Stormy Sea oil painting wip

beautiful work, lorraine!
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Re: Stormy Sea oil painting wip

Thanks, Marty, Kindra and Randalljaz. I did put some shadows in and then reworked the foam somewhat. Thank you so much.
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Re: Stormy Sea oil painting wip

Looks like a wonderful scene Lorraine, very well lit. I think around the rocks you might look at varying the foam thickness. This being from you imagination is impressive Lorraine, you've got so many subtleties correct that people can rarely remember without a photo!
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Re: Stormy Sea oil painting wip

Oh, thanks, Brian. I learned how to do these compositions from Byron. He does all of them by his imagination. The sunset was from a photo I took but the latest one was out of my head. (I always knew there were rocks up there) Anyway, as I learn how the waves go I will improve. Also, if I can find a good photo I will do another from that so I can actually see the foam and shapes in the wave. It is hard to try to think of how the waves will break. Maybe next time I will use a photo. Thanks, Brian. You are always so encouraging.
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Re: Stormy Sea oil painting wip

Lovely painting Lorraine, you have worked so hard to create the lit waves in this painting.
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Lovely work here Lorraine..I envy those who can paint water like you....nicely done..
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Oh, thank you all so much. I took two classes from Byron Pickering and he taught me a lot. I still have lots to learn but he is a great teacher. I think he is teaching two more classes this fall if you guys are interested. Ha, yes, I know, you live too far from Lincoln City, Oregon. It was a nice thought though. God bless.
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It looks great to me Lorraine! Byron is a great teacher obviously!!
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Thanks, Anne. And yes, he is a great teacher and artist.
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Beautiful painting Lorraine
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