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Welcome (was Bit o' blue for the dads)

Postby JJWilliamson » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:43 am

I'm thinking about placing a couple of kittiwakes in the foreground, skipping/fluttering away from the ripples.

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Re: "Bit of blue for the dads"

Postby Macavity » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:49 pm

Wow - love it JJ
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Re: "Bit of blue for the dads"

Postby JJWilliamson » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:02 am

Thanks, mac

Mainly phthalo and Prussian blue, titanium white, black and a touch of red to dull some hues a tad.

I'm practicing seascapes for a large painting I'm currently working on. (largest yet at 60 x 50 cms) :)

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Re: Welcome (was Bit o' blue for the dads)

Postby Macavity » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:04 am

Like both JJ. The original expressed the expanse/emptiness. The addition of wildlife helps to punctuate the horizontals. Another option is to lose the defintion of birds in the foreground and let the circling birds in the background prompt a more suggestive narrative. Either way enjoyed both. Did prefer a less cloudy sky, but that is just a personal preference in the context of watery expanse...less is more to use the old mantra.

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Re: Welcome (was Bit o' blue for the dads)

Postby JJWilliamson » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:32 pm

Thanks again, mac

The painting is bigger than this pic suggests but I know what you mean about the expanse. I wanted to show the reflective qualities of the water at the shoreline and introduce some action to liven it up a bit. The clouds were a result of an accident. I covered up a spill with some clouds then developed them to complement the waves. :)

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Macavity wrote:Like both JJ. The original expressed the expanse/emptiness. The addition of wildlife helps to punctuate the horizontals. Another option is to lose the defintion of birds in the foreground and let the circling birds in the background prompt a more suggestive narrative. Either way enjoyed both. Did prefer a less cloudy sky, but that is just a personal preference in the context of watery expanse...less is more to use the old mantra.

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