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on 11 Dec 2009 2:49 PM

Eubie, nice sweeping compostion and great clouds. You even got a windy affect!. It looks like  you really enjoy painting palm trees.

I have one small piece of advice concerning the horizon, but I'll ask your permission before I say anything. Good job!

 

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eubie wrote
on 12 Dec 2009 9:20 AM

please do ciritique, I welcome advise,thats how we learn and get better..

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on 16 Dec 2009 6:04 AM

Eubie, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner...

The far horizon line should always be completely parallel to the top edge of the paper/canvas. Otherwise, it appears as though the water will run downhill. At a recent workshop with Donald Demers, he suggested that we think of the sea as a bowl of water. If the bowl is tipped, then the water runs out. So again, the far horizon of any body of water needs to be level.

Hope that helps! Thanks for giving me permission. I don't like to spout off online without really knowing the person whose work I'm critiquing. Again, you did a nice job - the palm tree is beautifully painted, and the overall design is good.

Lori

 

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