9x12 Plein Aire in McNear's Beach County Park with Stu.

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Comment by Laura Xu on December 3, 2014 at 5:32

Wow Michael, So much THANKS for the comment! I am so glad that you point out the tree issue. I wasn't very happy with it too. For some reason, I started use more ochre instead of yellow pale to make the tree color made the tree too warm. Your comment encouraging me to try a studio version. I really appreciate your comment Michael!

Comment by Michael J. Severin on December 3, 2014 at 4:53

Hi Laura.  I really like the way you are handling color and value!!! ..I love your nice temperature shifts in your cloud forms......staying with the same value, but changing the temp. ...excellent!  Your distant mountains and boats are very atmospheric and really keep their places in the picture planes.  I like the way you made your boats look brighter by painting them along side the shadow and against the backdrop mountains....very nice!!  I also love the way you brought some of the sky color down into the water.  My ONLY criticism would be the shape of your tree mass ...think of making good shapes with everything ..especially a large mass such as those trees.  Also, it would not hurt to cool your tree darks a little as the mass recedes away from us.  That whole tree mass, although quite close, still is receding back in successive planes ..and thus would not be the same value or temperature as the closer trees.  Anyway, just keep those ideas in your mind for next time. :)) 

Comment by Laura Xu on December 2, 2014 at 17:39

Michael, I am so happy to get your comment! Thank you so much!

Comment by Michael J. Severin on December 2, 2014 at 17:14

Wow Laura, great painting!!! 

Comment by Laura Xu on November 29, 2014 at 14:05

Thank you so much Olivia!

Comment by Olivia O'Carra on November 29, 2014 at 9:12

Great work Laura

Comment by Laura Xu on November 27, 2014 at 13:16

Silvana, you are so kind! Thank you very much for your encouragement!

Comment by Silvana M Albano on November 27, 2014 at 12:15

Laura, your hard work is really paying off!!!

Comment by Laura Xu on November 26, 2014 at 17:29

Thank you Jon, Cristina, Jim, Karlo, Hyun all my friends! I appreciate your encouragement.

Comment by Cristina Mihailescu on November 26, 2014 at 14:17

Wonderful capture of the light, beautiful work dear Laura!!


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