16x12 oil on canvas board

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Comment by Melanie Harbin on October 26, 2011 at 7:27
Thank you Judy!  I was trying to show more depth....don't know if it really worked or not, but I definitely reworked some things from the original photo.
Comment by Judy Hill on October 25, 2011 at 16:05

Melanie, WOW    great job!  Take some artistic license and make that river look less like a canal (I know the photo did look that way)   love it    Judy

Comment by Melanie Harbin on October 25, 2011 at 9:28
Thank you Susie!  I hope I do get to paint a100 more.  So much to learn!
Comment by susie gregory on October 24, 2011 at 12:59
well done melanie..only your second or third??...paint one hundred...that's what they say we need to do...imagine what we can learn after one hundred starts...i really like this!
Comment by Melanie Harbin on October 24, 2011 at 6:39
Thank you Paolo!  Actually looking back I think it is my third but yes I am still a beginner at painting trees and water, etc. This workshop is inspiring me to pick up my brushes again and learn something new.  I look forward to getting better by learning alot from Richard and others on this site.
Comment by Paolo Puggioni on October 24, 2011 at 5:53
Only your second painting? Whoa, carry on doing it!
Comment by Melanie Harbin on October 21, 2011 at 13:03
Thank you Jeni. I am not a landscape painter and this is only my second landscape painting and it was a struggle!  The green area you refer to is supposed to be distant trees and in appears that I put to much blue in the paint.  I did not notice the transparent look but I think you are right.  Adding more grey green to the mix would probably fix this problem.  Thank you so much for your comments.
Comment by Jeni Smith on October 21, 2011 at 12:42

Melanie i really like this.The  far mountains are Fabulous and the rocks in the water are so realistic.

Between the mountains there seems to be a green see through area though. i think trees? Not the right colour somehow and the transparency is too eye catching. not good with solutions sorry. Maybe someone else can help. 


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