A FORUM OF DISCUSSION, CRITIQUE AND SHARING WITH CANADIAN ARTIST BRIAN SIMONS. THE ARTIST'S WORK CAN BE SEEN AT HIS OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.briansimons.com
Hey Elliot, I think the sky is fine here...lots of white in this one, I might just darken some of the whites a little making some warm, some cool. Just a thought and the posts between the boat windows are a bit thick if you could thin them down a bit..Nice composition, love the water and the figure adds lots of interest here. Looking forward to Boone in July!!!!!!yeah!!!!!
Thanks Brian. I'll def try that and see how it goes... might repost.I can't wait to see you and paint with you in July! We're all really looking forward to it.
Hi Elliot! Besides what Brian mentioned the painting lacks punch because of the lack of color.I suggest stop trying to paint the local colors of the photo, use it only to get a line on the values and composition, let go and start winging it with the color .As long as the values are about right the color will take care of itself and you will have a better painting.Have a good day and happy painting!