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: Need advice to finish this piece

11-21-2017, 10:15 PM
Hello Ive started painting. This is supposed to be an impressionist acrylic painting of a reef with a boat. I hate it. It looks like a child painted it. What can I do to finish it so it looks more professional? I would really appreciate your professional advice. Thanks. Jen.

11-23-2017, 12:19 PM
Is this from a photo? If it's from your imagination and your just starting, you should put this aside and paint an apple or something simple to get used to shading and blending. Once you can do a believable apple you may be able to adjust this.