What about this piece? Please, tell me freely your opinion.
I like a lot about it _ the color, how the boat dominates the scene, the work on the sky and the water. To my mind, however, the boat seems to sit ON the water rather than in it. Perhaps because of the narrow red line on the boat right at the water's edge? And the boat _ in a sense _ doesn't fully seem a part of its surroundings.You might consider placing something IN the boat on which to center one's gaze. Given the bland surround and the dominant swooping lines of the boat, one's eyes seem to have no place to rest.
Thanks a lot. Every observation is usefull and helpfull.
I enojoy this painting.
In my opinion The values behind the boat need to come up a little bit..
Thank you j.b2
Wow, this is a brilliant piece! I love the color choices, specifically of the boat and the sky. I like the framing of the boat in the scene as well. It's clear where my attention should be, and there is no problem giving it! The details of the boat (both inside and on the underside) are well done.
This painting really is amazing.
I was struck by the beauty of the painting ! Gosh! wow, the colors makes me melt with pleasure.
Don't fiddle any more. When I fiddle and try to fix it......uh oh.
Two critiques ~ the values of the lake ...brighter in the foreground and lighter gradually to the horizon. The rope, I guess, not sure ...on the right side of the boat standing straight up....whatever you may justfied for it....the picture does not need that....somewhat distracting.
Oh! my! the boat, tell me the history of it, please. What kind of red you used? What blues you use?
The sky is totally~ totally~ totally~ a masterpiece and so is the boat.
Whoops one more critique.....the blue in the middle of the sky.....it has the fried egg look. Remember that next time, but don't fiddle. Leave it.
I'm sorry, when I read my first comment. I realize I was not making one thing clear. For an atmospheric look, (the foreground is okay) but as you go to the horizon, it ought to be lighter as it will give it depth. Sorry, hopefully, I am not making it confusing.
I find this painting very pleasant to look at
I love the colors and composition. One thing that sticks out to me is that you have done the foreground and skies in a very painterly fashion but the area behind the boat to the horizon seems smoothe and perhaps over worked. It is still brilliant though.
I am partial to boats, that being said I think your painting is great! As I was surfing through the forums and found this thread and then your painting...I just stopped and thought...'Wow'
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love this, great job!
While I agree this is a very beautiful painting (the textures, lighting, boat construction, colors and composition), something about earsz70's comment about buoyancy gets me thinking.... after a quick look, I suspect it might be an issue of perspective and the placement of the horizon. If what I believe is the horizon is located above the boat, the viewer will be looking down at the boat, and there would be a subtle curvature at the water's edge. I think you would find that this gives a better volume to the shell of the boat too--and will augment the graceful curves of the top edges of the hull. Just saying....... this is beautiful work regardless.