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watercolour seascape

Post by delph_ambi » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:58 pm

One of an occasional series in which I try to crack watercolour painting, my least favourite medium. I'll get there eventually.

If you stand far enough back and squint it nearly works.


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Re: watercolour seascape

Post by Lake » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:38 pm

If I could do your least favourite this well...


The close view of water spray and long range view of ocean wave are handled very well. The dark colour in the middle has a very good effect to set off the two light colour of body of water.

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Post by delph_ambi » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:03 pm

Thanks Lake :)

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Post by Magpie Jane » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:03 am

Wow.
Lovely. Very.
To me, the best parts are the foreground (o, the foam-spray!) and the sky.

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Post by delph_ambi » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:55 am

Thanks Jane :)

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Re: watercolour seascape

Post by Macavity » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:53 pm

There's a lot going on with the water: plenty of movement, colour contrast; and I like the way the spray goes vertical. Maybe lose the cliff and the sky, let the viewer be absorbed by the water? My wife totally disagrees with me!

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Post by marten » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:23 pm

Super impressive watercolor! The waves are great: the spray the color tones the attention to detail. While this painting could exist as just the foreground alone, I really think that the background cliff and sky give it so much dimension and I really like their softness in contrast to the richer waves and shoreline. Very well done.
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Post by delph_ambi » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:10 pm

Many thanks, Mac and Marten. Someone on another forum liked it so much, they've just bought it. Love it when that happens. :D

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Post by Lake » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:53 am

That's where an artwork should go. So glad it has found a new home.
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Re: watercolour seascape

Post by stuartryder » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:25 pm

I'm no expert but it certainly works for me :)

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Post by Macavity » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:03 am

Some financial validation for your watercolour work! Motivation for another watercolour? Hope so.

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Re: watercolour seascape

Post by delph_ambi » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:13 pm

Thanks Lake, Stu and Mac. Yes, I'm going to have to think more seriously about watercolour if they're going to sell.

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