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Hmm interesting. Thanks for the comments.My honest opinion I love the first one, it is amazing I don't think it needed anything, sorry, just my humble opinion. If I'd been at the market I would have snapped it up.
I changed her into a silhouette. It's unrealistic to be looking into a low sunset and have the girl be anything but a silhouette. The original had unrealistic colors, it just looked phony to me.I like both of them, but I am curios why you changed the girl?
I love the scenery changes, but I like that the girl is more defined in the first one. Obviously I know zilch about oil painting, so it may be some effect that I'm not aware of.
Any hoo, @TerryCurley I'm sure it will sell either way. :kiss:
Yeah I've done this in other paintings. Here is one I did in acrylics 3 months after I started painting. The difference is Yours is a Moon reflection as is mine in this painting. The Silhouette painting is a sun reflection. Much more intense. Maybe I did over do it some. I tend to go a little crazy with light...remember the candle painting. I'm not sure I really like the broken stream of light...I mean why would a reflection be broken like that?Honestly Terry, I think this would be absolutely wonderful if you did even more work on the suns reflection, taper it a little and give it a a little wiggle. Kind of like this.
Yes and that is something I have been doing wrong. I knew that but didn't apply it in this painting....definitely my bad.One thing I found, they taper just the opposite of what I thought they would. Bigger towards the shore.
True....but if the water is calm there would be no breaking up. My water is extremely calm in the painting.Waves would break up the reflections, light on the crest of each wave. I'm pretty sure that it taper as well. Now you've got me thinking and I'll have to go look at some photos online.
I think it looks epic as is. Agree, the girl would be silhouetted against the sunset, and that was a solid physical law improvement. Then again, Picasso, Dali, and a few others did okay breaking physical laws. ;-)I think this is a little better. There is a lot of glare on this photo. The sun came out and I took it outside and until the oil is dry it makes that kind of glare.
What is G+? I'm a terribly literal person and need everything spelled out for me.I posted it on G+
Indeed, and it's a much more intelligent place, IMHO. Facebook is clogged with endlessly reposted memes, political rhetoric, and outrageous urban legends. G+ is a different world, more populated by artists, geeks, scientists, teachers, etc. Still a lot of political rhetoric, though, guess there's no escaping that.G+ = Google+/ Facebook for Google.
OK -- how do I get there?Indeed, and it's a much more intelligent place, IMHO. Facebook is clogged with endlessly reposted memes, political rhetoric, and outrageous urban legends. G+ is a different world, more populated by artists, geeks, scientists, teachers, etc. Still a lot of political rhetoric, though, guess there's no escaping that.
The irony is that I get the most accurate feedback at G+, but Facebook is where most of my sales have come from.