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Getting back into watercolours

Postby mewtiful » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:12 pm

Hello.
I have recently got back into watercolours, specifially landscapes, I would greatly appreciate any critiques and pointers on these paintings I've done already so i can apply them to future work.

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Re: Getting back into watercolours

Postby CarlOwen » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:08 pm

These are very good. I think your dark colors could be darker with a shorter fade into the lighted areas. I believe it would enhance the visual three dimensional aspect of the paintings. Can't think of anything else at the moment.
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Re: Getting back into watercolours

Postby Singular » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:38 pm

Very nice work. Thanks for sharing. I love the contrast and depth, as well as the vibrant colors.
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Re: Getting back into watercolours

Postby mewtiful » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:27 pm

CarlOwen wrote:These are very good. I think your dark colors could be darker with a shorter fade into the lighted areas. I believe it would enhance the visual three dimensional aspect of the paintings. Can't think of anything else at the moment.


By a shorter fade, do you mean more contrast/less blending?
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Re: Getting back into watercolours

Postby CarlOwen » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:23 pm

Look at your last post. On the left side where the green meets the water. Picture in your mind a black green line along the water's edge. Now picture that black green line fading up into not so black green into an umber green into a forest green into a green just under the light shade of green in the middle to upper trees, and do all this in the space just a little bigger than the rocks lining the bottom of that miniature forest, again on the left side where I am suggesting you add darker and fading up into the trees definition enhancement. Where the rocks are tall in the space, make the green small. Where the rocks are small, make the greens taller. Basically reversing the triangle pattern of the rocks. Visualize the changes in your mind before you start. That is if you choose to.
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Re: Getting back into watercolours

Postby mewtiful » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:11 pm

Thank you! That's very helpful!
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