A light house and cottage

by marion
(usa)

This is a light house from pure fantasy. I used pre prepared paper from a pad, it is a 12 x 9 inch done in acrylics, my first painting using acrylics and I had only the basic colours, had to do a lot of mixing. I like the vibrant colours but would love to learn how to tone down, learn how to capture the misty mornings and light coming throuch trees in a forrest.


I really like to do a lot of detail in my work but do I overdo it? please feel free to tell me, be critical, no good say ah very good when there is so much I could learn from you all. I have been looking at all your works and I feel I do have loads to learn from you.
Thank you so much.

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Oct 19, 2007
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by: Dorothy

Hi Marion, Glad to read that you felt my little tips were helpful and I am also pleased that I did not offend by them.

Don't whatever you do throw in the towel just learn a little about ariel and linear perspective and a bit about focal points and composition and you will be up and away. I have torn up more paintings than I care to think about so we have all been there. Painting is a great hobby so keep on painting.

Your other painting Peaceful is a good example of having a focal point. When I looked at it my eyes were dawn to the large tree on the right hand side and I was "led" in by the grassy path leading upwards to it.

Happy painting,

Dorothy

Oct 18, 2007
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by: Marion

Thank you Dorothy. Your tips are so welcome, thank you so much and I look forward to more when I send in some more of my paintings. After seeing some of the beautiful artwork I was wondering if I should just throw in the towel but after I read your comments I feel I can do better and learn so much more.
Marion.

Oct 18, 2007
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by: Marion

Thank you Dorothy. Your tips are so welcome, thank you so much and I look forward to more when I send in some more of my paintings. After seeing some of the beautiful artwork I was wondering if I should just throw in the towel but after I read your comments I feel I can do better and learn so much more.
Marion.

Oct 17, 2007
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Just a couple of little points
by: Dorothy, Carluke

Hi Marion,

I like the sky in your painting and also the grass. However there are just a couple of little hints that I feel would be of value to you.

I know that this is a painting of your own imagination but I feel that perhaps you should only have one building in it. The reason I say this is from a composition aspect only. I find when I am looking at the picture I don't know where to look should I look at the lighthouse or the cottage and also the "v" shaped path is confusing my eye. Try it with either the lighthoue or the cottage with the path leading the viewer into either the cottage or the lighthouse. You could put the lighthouse in but put it further back in your painting.

Also the perspective of your cottage is needing a bit of work.

I do hope you don't my me telling you these small things but you said you did want folk to say so that you may learn.



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