My original watercolor painting

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SeferArt wrote
on 26 Oct 2013 8:30 AM

Hey! I'm Sefer, and new to this forum, so please forgive me if I'll make any mistakes :)

I'll appreciate your critique over some of my new watercolor paintings::


Thank you! Sefer

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Have a lovely day! 

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jayarkay wrote
on 17 Dec 2013 5:29 AM

Dear Sefer,

At first blush it seems that your work is quite colourful and that you have a good sense of colour matching. However if you do want a critique there are several points I'd like to raise.

It would be more accurate to describe your work as line and wash and it would help if you could concentrate on mastering larger areas of wash. This would give more consistency to your work. Also there is an over all sameness of tone in many of your pictures.

Your composition is rather weak and haphazard, you need to take more care in the placing of objects relevant to each other, also you do not relate the design to the edges of the paper.

I'm afraid that your drawing is the one factor you need to concentrate the most upon. Your figure drawing needs the most practice.

I'm sorry this seems so damning a critique, the best advice I can offer is this:

Do study the work of the best trained artists you can find, look at plenty of instruction books, see how they put a painting together. Google your favourite painters and study their work.

If you want help in Composition you can read my book on line, you may find it helpful:

Into Composition

Hope you may get something out of this, or you could just ignore it.

best wishes


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Raybrite wrote
on 26 Dec 2013 4:22 AM

From the self taught,

I rather like the free application of them. They are nice and easy to view for me. I just don't study things I just enjoy them.

If you want to perfect your style "according to the book", I would follow the advice of jayarkay.


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Ritas Art wrote
on 21 Jan 2014 10:15 PM

great work

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