I'VE PAINTED THIS LOCATION MANY TIMES SINCE ITS NEAR TO THE MARINA WHERE I KEEP MY BOATS. WHAT'S INTERTESTING ABOUT THIS PAINTING IS, NO MATTER WHAT ANGLE YOU LOOK AT IT, THE SUN'S REFLECTION ALWAYS COMES TO YOU.
Wow - a great painting. The colours a really viberant and suit the scene very well. I like the way you have used the boat at the bottom right and the man on the front of it to lead the eye into the picture.
Jawdropping coloring! I'm really in awe of what you can pull off in your paintings. It's pretty hard for me to critique anything here really. The only thing that doesn't look quite right is that one object that almost looks like a boat in the background on the left next to the structure. I think it could be defined more.
This whole thing is amazing except for one thing which I hope you don't mind me pointing out. The man's (on the boat) proportions are a little bit off. His head seems a bit small for his body and his forearm is a little longer than it should be. I'm no great artist, so I shouldn't be picky, but you did encourage advanced critique.
thanks..I'm not good a freelancing people and this guy has always bothered me for the exact same reasons you gave!! Very observant. I guess I was lazy by not fixing him knowing he wasn't right. I think he was the last thing I painted.
You're welcome..and thank you! I love acrylics for that very reason...They are always ready when I am...lol. I tried oil...but I found that the slow drying times were a real headache for me, and I made alot of mud..
I use Liquin as a medium to mix with my oils..it really speeds the drying time. It's an alkyd. You can also use it to thin the paint for glazing, doing detail work etc. The benefit over acrylics is that it stays wet long enough to blend things and work wet on wet but dries fast enough to paint over in 1-3 hours.
That quick ? wow... I guess thats not bad. do you have a seperate area that you paint in..or do you just paint in your home.?..I find the chemical smells really bother me, so I need to paint away from my living area when I paint with oil....(they really give me quite a headache) I really prefer the look of oil..they are so rich compared to acrylic.
right now I paint in my basement at my main house. I too worry about the smells. I guess I should put in a ventilation system. I have two other homes in the south where I can paint with ventilation or on my boat or on the beach. In fact I am in the prossess of building a great new studio at my ocean house that will be up high, have beautiful vistas of ocean and marsh as far as you can see and the ocean breezes to blow away the fumes!!!
simply try to keep your colors clean, not muddy, i.e., clean your brush often, don't over mix colors (not more than two together, maybe three max). Ohterwise you get mud. avoid white and black, they're not colors.
thankyou again...Ive painted so many shrimp boats I'm really tired of and hate painting the rigging. So many artists simply suggest the rigging...for some innate reason I'm compelled to try and paint every little detail. Itdrives me whacko!
The colors are glorious and i really like the reflections on the most part of the water but there's one thing that popped in my eye that could be better: the water on the foreground doesn't look nearly as good as elsewhere... Seems almost hastily painted next to the perfect patterns on the left and further on. That's something I probably wouldn't normally even mention but the contrast between that part of the water and the rest of it is pretty striking. Anyway, it's a great painting and I can only hope to some day become nearly as good as you.