O/C 6"x6"

Yikes! This was difficult! All criticisms greatly appreciated. I am a beginner and really want to improve. Thank you so much.

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Comment by Betsy Jenkins on August 23, 2013 at 15:25
Hi, Carolyn ..thanks for liking my picture. Welcome to the board. we are a congenial group, and most people are willing to offer help if you simply ask. the assignments are challenging and exhilirating. I have only participated in 2 workshops and I feel the difference in how I look at things, i.e., improvement. if you LOVE art and really want to learn, hang around. you will get better and better as time goes along. nice to meet you!
Comment by Carolyn Brunsdon on August 23, 2013 at 15:06

Betsey, I'm a newbie on the site, thank you for "liking" my Garrapatta. Looking at your work, this one is my fav. You got some great input. Looking forward to seeing your larger rendition. You are really doing a great job.

Comment by Betsy Jenkins on May 8, 2013 at 3:29

Thanks, Dorian. Done!

Thanks Lori. I am working on a 16x16 canvas now, so I can take everyone's advice into account.

Comment by Lori Ippolito on May 8, 2013 at 2:25
Gee..well done and 6x6!!!! Lots of good advice here..I'd just add try to address the shadow under the pier..I think if you tone it down it will add more depth to the shadow. Excellent start!!!
Comment by Dorian Aronson on May 7, 2013 at 19:19

Super job Betsy

You need to correct your tag it should be  IA.,Workshop21  other wise it will not show up under Workshop21!  To do this click on your photo and a page will open and right up at the top there is a place where you can edit your photo or tags.  This mistaken happens often....................smiles : ))

Comment by Betsy Jenkins on May 6, 2013 at 0:29
Thanks for all the input, Ann. Greatly appreciated. Bought a larger canvas today, so I'll take your counsel to heart.
Comment by Ann Turner on May 5, 2013 at 5:06

Welcome Betsy ! This is great considering you did it on your own without benefit of video. You'll be dangerous when you watch and paint. Here are some of my thoughts, I hope may help when you do it again. I like the atmosphere of the far building. The red building value is good.and the figures are very believable. Posts are a bit chunky. Put them on a diet but don't try to paint all of them. I would bring some of the blue in the water down into the green area just to tie the two together and also in the little grey area right front warm up the sand to transition from very warm sand to the greyed but still warm area. Check out Micheal Severen page to see excellent examples of transition of blues over greenish. Good luck and Happy Painting

Comment by Montalvo on May 4, 2013 at 16:28

Good job Betsy. Glad your joining us. 

Comment by Betsy Jenkins on May 4, 2013 at 14:32

Thank you so much for your advice, Stu. It's exactly what I need, working alone all day as I do.  I will be sure to address the blue, when I do this again larger. And I will be brave and attempt the posts in the larger piece. ;-)

Thanks again.

Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on May 4, 2013 at 14:27

Betsy, you don't appear to have any trouble here with value control and your atmospheric perspective is good.   This is a small painting and putting in a lot more posts would make it too busy.   Your boats are a bit too blue maybe and graying them a little might help. 
Welcome to the workshops; I think you are off to a good start.   Stu


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