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Lake Superior - created by libertysgems

Lake Superior
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(5 years and 2054 days ago)

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Morning Breeze - created by Toothpick134

Morning Breeze
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I hope you like my new entry :) I painted it from my imagination.This is painted in Oil Paints with the wet-on-wet technique. This is my fourth EVER painting so I'm open to all sorts of criticism and advice.
(5 years and 2426 days ago)

avatar Momof4boyoboys

Love the feel to this....it is so nice! Great job.

avatar gotmeamuse

Yeah!!!! Nice blues. You should do a lot more of this type of painting Author. You appear to be a natural and if so you will improve in great strides. Wet in wet is awesome!

avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

Same texture with the oil application as your first one. was easy for me to know this was yours. simple approach but nice colors and the composition is OK also. Makes for a nice winter scene g.l.

avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Lovely light.

avatar erathion
erathion says:

Fantastic drawing and painting...best of luck author

avatar gotmeamuse

CANT wait to see the next one!

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Peaceful day at the Lake - created by tinstoy

Peaceful day at the Lake
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This is an acrylic painting. It is all imagination, so there is no source image.
During the process I only used five colors: Cerulean Blue, Burnt Umber, Primary Yellow, Deep Green and White, if white is considered a color.
For the mountains I used the painting knife. The rest was done with brushes.
I am learning how to paint, so I am open to any criticism or suggestions. Thanks... (5 years and 2432 days ago)

avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Good overall composition, the eye is nicely led across the painting.

Your biggest problem is one of being consistent in your painting.
The tree trunks suddenly get very thin from thick, and you over did the above ground roots a bit too much.
Your coloring is also inconsistent. This is most noticeable in the sky. Generally, the sky is slighly darker at the top, getting a little lighter as you get nearer the earth. Your sky has like a "light colored halo" around the picture.
This brings up the biggest consistency problem, the water reflection. Your sky is darker and bluer, with clouds that the sky doesn't show, while your trees are LIGHTER in the water reflection. .

You also have the edges of the water a bit too perfect, more like a swimming pool or a puddle after a rain. If you study some photos of landscapes, you will see that nature is seldom quite so regularly shaped and spaced.

Here is an example to show you - Notice the coloring of the sky and the trees, and along the edges of the water:

It's a good start, you will get better the more you practice.

avatar erathion
erathion says:

cool work...gl

avatar gotmeamuse

For someone that is new to painting you surely take on a difficult subject matter in a bold fashion. For this you are to be commended highly. Honestly I can not say enough about the courage a person displays when trying something new and then posting it in a forum such as this. Way to go Man!
As far as suggestions for you to improve.........do another one!
Message me if I can help at all. If you do Netflix there is an Acrylic painting video under special interests. Follow along and they will have you moving ahead fast. Best of luck!
Oh.....and fan brushes are great for grass.

avatar Momof4boyoboys

Yes...I agree with above....keep painting and paint what you love!!!!! Good Job author!

author says:

Thanks all for your comments, specially the tips and suggestions.

avatar jadedink
jadedink says:

YOU are so brave.
like i said on another comment, i tried...i tried with a valiant effort, and wasnt' happy with any of my results in this one...so i give you high commendations on givin it your all.
honestly, a landscape is one thing i didn't think to be so difficult til i set out doing it..and i realized, i really had no idea what to do with it. ..
Good luck on this, and all your future ones. i look forward to seeing you grow as an artist!!!

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Lake - created by Lamantine

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View High Res please. (5 years and 2658 days ago)

avatar erathion
erathion says:

Nice idea author...good luck

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swordfish says:

all the best author........

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