1/4 sheet on Arches watercolour paper 300gsm

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Comment by Glenys Jones on September 11, 2016 at 16:48

thanks Michael, some good points here. the foreground triangle is a dirt road with variation of tone.  I thought it would give an anchor to this pic but you are possiby right in saying to make it more simple.   I tried to make the darkest dark under the verandah awning and that sunlit portion of the house immediately above it as the lightest light. but it does have that striped awning in between which tempers the effect.    thanks for taking the time to pass on your valuable tips.  they always make me think about what i'm doing and hopefully improve as a result.

Comment by Michael J. Severin on September 11, 2016 at 7:53

Wonderful painting Glenys!  ...  not quite sure what the dark triangular shape is .... a road?  if that shape is in sunlight, then it is too dark ....  I really don't think that shape was needed to tell your story .. a more simplified foreground maybe .. because of the complexity of your subject matter.  Also, I would like to see you have a lightest light and a darkest dark ...  with all of your other values subordinate to those ....:)


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