Oils on board. 30x40cm. This is Peninsula Valdés, Chubut Province, Argentina. Declared as one of the World's Heritage Sites since 1999 by the UNESCO.It is an extremely pristine area where Sea lions and sea elephants have their colonies and where the Right Whale goes every August to reproduce. It's an incredible and unique place.
Richard's Workshop cliffs reminded me of those cliffs and that is what I wanted to paint!!
Critiques and Comments welcome!!!

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Comment by Silvana M Albano on July 31, 2016 at 15:58

Comment by Silvana M Albano on July 31, 2016 at 15:52
I' ve tried to improve it... still shy in trying to add changes... added some spattering effect learnt in previous workshops and highlighted the focal point. It's Night over here... tomorrow I'll look at it again and take a decent daylight Picture.
Comment by Dorian Aronson on July 31, 2016 at 13:12

I can see it just fine on my PC!  It is gorgeous!  You should see it with no problems.........:)  Hope you will paint it again...........

Comment by Silvana M Albano on July 31, 2016 at 3:04
Apparently I have deleted it... but fortunately it is in the mail. Hope it's this:
(I just see letters and numbers).

Comment by Silvana M Albano on July 31, 2016 at 2:59
Urghhh... i hate my cell phone!!! What I have just written and sent, I can't see... and now I can't see Richard's workout!!!! I hope it's just an internet connection problem.... I'll check when I get home...
Comment by Silvana M Albano on July 31, 2016 at 2:56
Supeeeer!!!! Now I know where should I add more shadows and lights. Your fiddling helped me see things better!!! Thanks Richard!!!
Comment by Silvana M Albano on July 30, 2016 at 13:44

Thanks Richard!!! I'll try that, to make some more interesting light shapes, and let's see what I come up with in the sea... I'm always afraid of making uglier what I have already done. 

This is the image  I Have used, and now I see the different shapes, subtle, but they are there...

Comment by Richard Robinson on July 30, 2016 at 8:16
Well I'd think you'd need a different photo at a different time of day. Just thinking that big space would look more interesting broken up with dark and light shapes. Something to think about when choosing a subject. Another option for this particular painting might be to spotlight the end of the cliff be cast the half closest to us in a soft shadow. Glazing could achieve that. Maybe also consider breaking up the foreground water shape with a line or two of drifting foam patterns.
Comment by Silvana M Albano on July 30, 2016 at 1:20
What a marvelous surprise Richard!! Thanks!! Now, horizontal or vertical shadows? I'm lost...
Comment by Richard Robinson on July 29, 2016 at 17:53

Nice work. Bet that cliff would look even better with some long raking shadows,


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