Thank you, Sarah, Bonnie and Cristina. I appreciate your taking time to comment on this painting. Everything you and Jen have said is valuable.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Hey Alex As you know I'm not much on prospective or shadows but I do know that your painting is a pleasure to look at and to me that's what counts
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Alex, I must say that I agree with Fred that your house painting is a pleasure to look at and, therefore, wonderful. It all depends on what you are aiming for. Look at some of the master's paintings such as Van Gogh, Cezanne, etc. Those artists were more interested in expressing their relationship and feelings towards the subject rather than creating a perfect reproduction. I have trouble letting go of copying and just creating expressively and I admire your ability to do so.
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I agree with you and Fred about enjoying the results and about the 'masters (you quoted) responding to their feelings ..... but Alex does ask for c/c's and says she appreciates them as she is on a continuous learning curve.......however I am sure she will please herself in the end.
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
Hi Sam, Fred, and Sarah. I appreciate and value everyone's remarks and fold all of them into my efforts going forward.
Pastel pencils sketch pad. 7x9. Used pencil to sketch didn't like background tried using water on background (read it in artist daily) still didn't like it, wet pencil tried that. I kind of like that a little. First time handling pastel pencils. I prefer the light touch in color (pastel colors) but I just had to try the black and blue and green back ground. WELL I am ready for it, tell me how I should have handled this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL. You are all so good a little help please.
Hi all, My interpretation of the red house overlooking the ghost ship, I spotted some acrylic gel medium on an overlooked shelf and thought it might be fun to play with textures so I kind of swiped the paper with some added to gesso in the shape of mountains and painted over with watercolor and wala this is what emerged then added the red house and the ghost ship.
It just dawned on me how dumb can I get. I should have used pastel PAPER in a dark shade instead of black pastel all over the place. I still need advice.
It's a great effect! Look there seems to be a little sail boat in the water on the left hand side. I love your sky.
Fred, this is beautiful, love the bold colors and the water is great!!!
Hi Liz, I really like the background the way it is, love the colors you've used over there, I am glad you did not use just a black pastel paper,the lily is beautiful and pop out from the dark background, beautiful!!!
Liz, the blue and green "peeking" through in the background is beautiful, and you would not have gotten that with black paper. If I remember correctly, the colors Jen and others recommended for creating a "black" background were red, green and blue (no black). It does work. I personally found that wild lily extremely difficult to draw and you've done a much better job of capturing it.
Fred, I'm looking at this full screen, and the textured rocky cliffs you created are magnificent. In addition, the waves breaking against the foot of the cliffs and the translucent ghost ship are beautifully painted. Wow.
Alex, your red house is fantastic. I love everything the way it is.
Bonnie, Great job on achieving the definition of the petals. I found yellow to be a difficult color, It seams to fade.
Fred, fantastic as always. Terrific texture and amazing creativity.
My version of the wild lilly. Oil on 8x10 canvas.
Colors seam to have faded it a bit on the photo.
C&Cs always welcome
Karen, how beautiful and delicate, the combination of colors is great and the hand is well done, very nice!!!
Jen C & C's always welcome