Oil on paper, 11 x 15 inches.
This famous scene immediately sprang to mind when I saw the painting of Shark Fin Cove. Coincidently there is a dark circular cave in the same place!!!

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Comment by Mairo Piroue on August 26, 2016 at 8:01
Hi Richard, many thanks for your comments which are really helpful. I will put your suggestions into practice with another version I have of the painting. It will be an interesting exercise. Thanks again!
Comment by Richard Robinson on August 22, 2016 at 14:40

Good dramatic painting, Mairo. Stylised in a way with the dark shadow shapes and simplified contours. You've done a good job of using the concepts from the lesson. My only thoughts are that if you want it to look more realistic, less stylised, to lighten the shadows a little and add more colour in them, and break up the smooth line along the top of the hill. 

Comment by Mairo Piroue on August 12, 2016 at 23:48

Hi Jan, your photos of Etretat are wonderful, thanks for adding them. It's a nice coincidencr! I love the colours in the first one.

Comment by Jan Kooiman on July 24, 2016 at 9:06

2 pictures during my stay at Etrat during 2011.. I hope you enjoy this ones. I live in the Netherlands so this is nearby 600 km from home.

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Comment by Mairo Piroue on July 23, 2016 at 7:37
Hello Adrienne, many thanks for taking the time to give your advise, I really appreciate it and it helps me see the painting in a different light from your point of view. Indeed the dark shades do look very black and give a bit of a "checkered" effect. I will tuck this away and bear it in mind for the future.
Comment by Adrienne DeSaulniers on July 23, 2016 at 3:38

what an amazing place! i would love to see it someday. you did a great job on your ocean and beach. i think what might make it even better is lightening up your dark areas so that your hightlights are the star. i noticed richard shys away from using straight black. all of your blue toned shadows look great and really give depth to the cliffs without taking anything away from that beautiful arch. :)

Comment by Mairo Piroue on July 22, 2016 at 3:29
Hi Micheal, it should be "famous" , it is not infamous that i know of, but rather very famous...made the change, thanks
Comment by Michael J. Severin on July 21, 2016 at 23:56

Why "infamous" Mairo?


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