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Susan Mulno 03-19-2017 09:36 AM

Critique Please My First Watercolor
 
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This is my first watercolor painting. I need to know where it succeeds and where it fails please. If you have any watercolor tricks to share please do! :)

abt2k15 03-20-2017 06:44 AM

to me it fails with perspective and depth. top half gives me a sense of depth while the bottom half ruins it for me. would love to see some yellow
light on top of the reed in the back and going down a bit like you managed on the tree twigs. good to seeing you still at it tho :)

Susan Mulno 03-20-2017 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by abt2k15 (Post 246818)
to me it fails with perspective and depth. top half gives me a sense of depth while the bottom half ruins it for me. would love to see some yellow
light on top of the reed in the back and going down a bit like you managed on the tree twigs. good to seeing you still at it tho :)

Thank you for the advice, in my photo reference everything is black as far as the tree and reeds so I was trying for a little more light. I felt the green around the water was a little flat but am not sure how to fix it, is it too late to try to lighten this or is it still possible?

abt2k15 03-20-2017 11:54 AM

i dont think you can lighten watercolors can u? the water itself is working for me its really just the black/ dark greenish mass that is the reed thats bothering me.
its all uniform dark hence i see no depth while there is depth everywhere else. thats why i suggested the lightning but i dont know how you would paint
light over dark spot with water color :)

Susan Mulno 03-21-2017 04:33 PM

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Finished. Added some more depth, it will do for this painting. It was fun and I learned a lot!

peddle art 03-24-2017 08:12 AM

Very very nice actually especially for a first time! Keep it up!

Susan Mulno 03-25-2017 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by peddle art (Post 246994)
Very very nice actually especially for a first time! Keep it up!

Thank you!

BrookRenwick 06-01-2017 05:27 PM

If this is your first water colour panting, it is quite good! You are going well.

Susan Mulno 06-02-2017 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by BrookRenwick (Post 251338)
If this is your first water colour panting, it is quite good! You are going well.

Thank you! I appreciate it!

Scott R Nelson 07-24-2017 06:44 PM

I like the painting, the use of color and the contrast. I like what you've done with the water too. Drawing skills are a separate issue, which I think is what the first response was about.


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