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Old 12-05-2011, 12:12 PM
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Re: WATER - HOMEWORK week 1

Okay, after your class, I think I heard this right no hard edges in water. I redid a painting you critiqued yesterday and feel this is better. I'm determined to be your gold star graduate LOL
The colors are a little subdued do to rainy day which is supposed to go on all week.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:38 PM
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I took a picture of the boat house, among other boat houses, the one I painted has a unique visual feel to me, and I wanted to put it somewhere in the everglades, on a bright, sunny, calm day. Now where I could improve I feel, 1- the vegetation, muted more, 2- more brown tones in tree fronds and add another palm tree behind the house, 3- soften the edges in some of the reflections, even tho I want the water like a mirror, and I have seen that here in Fl. 4- add cast shadow on the dock going to the house, and darken the value of the right side of the house. 5- the reflected window box is do bright, or bring the value of the flowers a bit darker. The dock is like train tracks at the time, I felt if I broke the dock up It would bring up "How do you get to the boat house from the shore.
Other critiques welcome. This is in Acrylic.

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Old 12-05-2011, 01:12 PM
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I named this painting "Bubble Park"A Fantasy Fairy painting for my granddaughter, I feel the trees on the left needed something, not sure what tho, since it is a fantasy, I let it go, but I welcome critiques.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:53 PM
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Really enjoying the class.
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second post so that I can post some images.....
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:54 PM
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I should make the lines of the creek more melodic, and more of an S or C shape -- and with better perspective

I should "gradate my planes"
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:57 PM
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Here is 16x20 oil of photo I took in Ionian Sea. Too much repetitive water, and not happy with the transition from water to rock and water to shoreline/mountains in background. Any ideas? Steve McB
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Many thanks Johannes for the lessons, here is a plain air painting from last summer, and one from a ADNW challenge blog
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Acrylic on canvas 24x18
Hi all, I did this painting last spring. Of course it is mirrored but I loved the golden moment I caught.I tried to avoid cloning.
I see that my reflection edges are perhaps too hard-should be softer?

oil on wood, 5x7
this is a little plein air-just learning to use oil. Reflections are pretty vague..
I need to make the signature smaller-tough when so small-tips?

One more-I tried to create a lead-in and a mood. Seems heavy to me.
12 x 9" acrylic on canvas
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This is from a photo I took in Zion this fall - a wip, done pretty much b4 Jo's first class. I like the line of the river and the way the light falls on the white water. The reflection in the middle is actually more red/orange and works fairly well irl. The water in the shadow on the right is kind of other-worldly and glowing - maybe not realistic, but given the magical quality of the light in Zion probably works here. As for the rest of it? I'vealready scraped the trees on the right twice and am tired of looking at them. My instructor and cohort at my class love this piece and say it's done. WOULD LOVE YOUR OPINION.
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This was done for Jo's Trees class so more attention paid there than water. The reflections should be more solid closer to the shore and then follow the rule about breaking up. (Q: but what if the wind is doing something else to them??) The water is pretty much the same color as the sky - should gradate and be darker. Too much plain water in the lower left - something needs to be happening here - the sky was done very hurriedly so there's nothing to reflect in the water.
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Will our homework be critiqued by Jo in this thread?
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I believe my reflections could be more strongly stated, and that the ripples could be better defined. I think I've put too many different colors into the water, and I haven't separated it from the grasses via a waterline strongly enough in some areas.

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Here is the grayscale, and I can see that I may need to bring the value of my water down a hair.
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Re: WATER - HOMEWORK week 1

I redid a painting I had worked on this past summer. The first is the original and you can see I had very boring water. The second uses some of the principles from this past week's class.



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I don't think so. There's a critique thread for student critique by Jo.


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