My first acrylic painting was a mess.. need some advice

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prisoner33 wrote
on 12 Jul 2014 12:19 AM

Hi, guys,

I decided to do something for my wall, so I need it big and colorful. Then I watched a tutorial on Youtube and followed step by step. However, the outcome was just a mess.

I painted a city with reflections. I don't need perfect details for the city, so I think the upper half is not too bad, but the reflection is just a disaster.. Although I just want to do "abstract" painting, but I just screwed up...and it looks like horror picture right now...

Can anyone help me on the reflections?

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on 12 Jul 2014 9:46 AM

Hi,

From what I know of painting water and reflections, the reflections are darker than the actual objects on land. Be mindful of that and I think it will help. All best,

Courtney

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kristiekoz wrote
on 16 Jul 2014 9:13 PM

First off, for this being your first painting you did a great job! I have not experimented with reflections yet but I think that your reflections still work for this. Hang it on your wall and be proud! Big Smile

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kristiekoz wrote
on 16 Jul 2014 9:14 PM

PS - Don't forget to sign it too! Wink

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