Here we have a group of friends, painting one picture a day, encouraging, and challenging each other, and having fun!
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I think the horizon needs to be a bit lighter as it's pretty much the same value as the foreground atm JJ, that's only IMO...I'm sure to be wrong in my observation! ;)
What do you think now? Top picture...
Beautiful JJ .....it looked good before but it looks even better with the lighter horizon .....I want to paint water like that ......
It's looks a little lighter...if it's lighter in person, my monitor isn't showing it atm. ;)
Pictures don't look the same on different monitors, for sure. If I look at this on the desktop computer, it is a lot different. The foreground is darker and the background lighter than on my laptop.You will just have to take my word that it looks fine.I am covering the horizon with sails so it is a moot point anyway. :D
No I didn't sell this painting, I have entered it into the RNA Exhibition. Great suggestions, and yes I would love to paint it again in different colours. I like the suggestion of the boat on the horizon line too. When I took this photo, and a few more with it, be were in dying wind. Within 5 minutes we were becalmed for an hour or more.. I am going to paint a becalmed picture too..
You are doing so well with these boating pictures.I think you have found your muse, so to speak. I like the idea of selling the one painting as a portrait of the depicted boats, but think you should do another copying sails that you see in the harbor--look at different color combinations and find ones that are compatible. A potential buyer may see his own sail in there!How saleable would a becalmed picture of sail boats be? Is that something a boat's owner would want to be reminded of? If not, don't waste your time at this point in your career. I love the horizon line paintings. Just the calm (yes, be sure to separate the horizon from the sea (light,light,dark, dark or vice versa). I can appreciate the serenity of the one with the suggeston of the far harbor buildings, and the few white caps in the foreground. Good idea to show just a few whitecaps leading out to sea---would it be whale tracks? The Loch Ness monster? Who could say!!!I'm not going to edit this so if you need clarification, if something I said doesn't make sense, email me. K?
Thanks Andy, and you are right of course, no-one would want a picture of their boat becalmed, it is embarrassing.Great ideas, thank you so much!!!
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