'Diane at Waipu Cove' 12x16" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

Painted this a few days ago for Diane whom I posed under the red umbrella. Another beautiful summer's day at Waipu Cove with the kids playing in the background, and Diane attempting her second ever grown-up drawing (while trying not to move too much).

You can see how I added more shadow in the foreground to try and achieve a more balanced and interesting composition. 

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Comment by Michael J. Severin on January 8, 2013 at 11:16

Hi Richard, I think this painting really brings home the message of workshop 17 ... at least it has for me!  The greys in this painting really make your color sing!!  I am very happy on what I have been doing with my painting since I joined the Complete Artist .. thanks.

Comment by Susanne Absolon on January 5, 2013 at 17:38

Hi Richard, a lovely scene. I like how you handled the shadows in the foreground, the trees are delicate in colour and value, so is the beach too. The background beach-curve has such a gentle move back into the painting. Really beautiful are also the subtle background colors, merging into a convincing depth to dive in. The only thing that springs into the eye is the figure. Maybe the bluegreen shirt is a bit too saturated for a shadow plane. What do you think if you look at it from distance?


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