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Postby bpier » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:58 pm

My latest. This is my first attempt at a seascape. It's a 12x16 oil on canvas. I wanted to do a small study and get some feedback before doing another on a large canvas. Be honest....I can take it. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby BAReam » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:52 pm

Very nice painting Brian... I'd say go for the larger work. I wouldn't change a thing!

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Postby Michael Ortega » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:36 am

nice
ushwork. the colors work together nicely (as photographed). It does feel a little unbalanced as the left side of the painting is uneventfull. I just seems like you're wasting some space there.

overall...a sweet painting....
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Postby bpier » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:58 pm

Thankx Micheal. And thank you Bruce. I am going to go for the big one but first a couple of smaller paintings. I want to study this technique a little more first.

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Postby bergina » Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:17 pm

Bpier,
I've had a long look at your work and your request and read other comments. I do like this work, probably because it’s different than mine. You have had some very accomplished and knowledgeable artists share their thoughts and they were very positive. Good for you and I’m sure well deserved. I would like to give you my take but am hesitant as I don’t want to comment on a style of painting that is not in my repertoire or I know nothing about. I have also painted several marine scenes and have a reasonable understanding of color and composition. Question: Are you trying to portray a realistic scenario or is this something from memory? Are you more concerned with a color statement / impressionistic view as opposed to what one might realistically see based on this marine scene?
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Postby bpier » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:24 pm

Hi Al. Thanks for your comments. I do appreciate it. This is from a photo. I really am not concerned with a realistic view, but more with the color and impressionistic view.
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Postby bpier » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:25 pm

Hi Al. Thanks for your comments. I do appreciate it. This is from a photo. I really am not concerned with a realistic view, but more with the color and impressionistic view.
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Postby xxbreezy » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:50 am

Well...I love it!!! Superb job!!! Love the color choices also!!
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Postby bpier » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:59 pm

Thank you Linda. I never know what I'm going to end up with when I try something new and marine art was a big step for me. I've always struggled a little with water. I'm glad these were recieved so well.

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:35 pm

Very clean and colorful. A very good work. Keep doing what you are doing.
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Postby william » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:08 pm

The piece is fantastic, the colors in the scape have a nice shimmer of light to them.
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Postby krysta11 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:59 am

Very beautiful painting.
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Postby bergina » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:20 pm

Took the longest time to figure out what was confusing me about this painting. The water color intensity from front to back seems reversed. For me, most strong colors are in the back while the softer version aside from a few warm lines, are in the front. This throws everything else off. Also the water line between the posts and their refledtion are no where near defined enough, creating some of my confusion.
This painting and the painting titled Weymouth Harbor, exceptional as stated in my previous comments seem somewhat different.
No mater how impressionistic your direction is, never underestimate the value of accuracy in anything with the paint
ush.
You have had some great comments by some very competent artists. Maybe you are on your road so keep rocken as this is just my take.
Still really love your work, just pushing your buttons to see what else in in there.
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Postby bpier » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:16 pm

Thanks everyone for all the great feedback on this piece. And thank you Al. I can see what you are getting at. I did make some minor retouches....nothing too drastic. I think it helped. The photo doesn't do this much justice. By the way, you can push all the buttons you want. It only makes me work that much harder to strive for my best. Thanks


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Postby littlelostsoul » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:28 pm

I love your technique and the colours are beautiful - the vi
ant flecks of orange especially! Looking forward to the larger paintings :)

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Postby ehoeveler » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:06 am

I like it too, Brian. A very beautiful, layered, mellow piece.
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Postby bergina » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:57 pm

Hey Brian, Appreciate your response. Positive comments are always so nice. However, before you take any serious critique to heart, just make sure you check out the commenter’s own art work and then decide if it’s of value to you. This also applies to me. I am very particular and detailed in my work but I’ll push your crank any day.
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Postby Woodpecker » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:30 pm

Very nice!
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Postby bpier » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:51 pm

Thanks everyone. Al, I'm way ahead of you. I checked out your website after your first reply. I'm impressed.

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