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watercolour seascape

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:58 pm
by delph_ambi
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.


Image

Re: watercolour seascape

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:38 pm
by Lake
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.

Lake

Re: watercolour seascape

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:03 pm
by delph_ambi
Thanks Lake :)

Re: watercolour seascape

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:03 am
by Magpie Jane
Wow.
Lovely. Very.
To me, the best parts are the foreground (o, the foam-spray!) and the sky.

Jane

Re: watercolour seascape

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:55 am
by delph_ambi
Thanks Jane :)

Re: watercolour seascape

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:53 pm
by Macavity
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!

mac

Re: watercolour seascape

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:23 pm
by marten
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.

Re: watercolour seascape

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:10 pm
by delph_ambi
Many thanks, Mac and Marten. Someone on another forum liked it so much, they've just bought it. Love it when that happens. :D

Re: watercolour seascape

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:53 am
by Lake
That's where an artwork should go. So glad it has found a new home.

Re: watercolour seascape

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:25 pm
by stuartryder
I'm no expert but it certainly works for me :)

Stu

Re: watercolour seascape

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:03 am
by Macavity
Some financial validation for your watercolour work! Motivation for another watercolour? Hope so.

congratulations

mac

Re: watercolour seascape

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:13 pm
by delph_ambi
Thanks Lake, Stu and Mac. Yes, I'm going to have to think more seriously about watercolour if they're going to sell.