Quick Fish

by Puppy
(Ontario,Canada)

This is my original oil painting on a 16 x20 canvas.I have painted this as an entry in a local art contest which is in the upcoming near future,which is based on local history.


I am trying to depict the small scale fishing industry which existed in this area.I love the boat reflection and really had no problem with it.The tree and the bullrushes gave me the most problems.

As I am a semi-amateur artist,overall I am very happy with my effort,however I would wish to paint the tree and bullrushes over again. I am waiting for the canvas to dry a bit before painting the boats name which is "Quick Fish".

Oh well, practice, practice. Thank you

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Quick Fish
by: Dee

I like your work,very much.I do a lot of nature
painting,and there are trees that are straight,
shading is all I would add.The painting is realistic and your reflection is perfect on this work of art.Good luck!

Sincerely,
Dee

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quick fish
by: d

like this a lot -the only comment is the tree is to upright looks like it has been done with a ruler.
dave.

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painting
by: Mary

I like it .. there is still a stiffness to it which is what I struggle with as I do landscapes . As you said practice , practice ...

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boat
by: Angeline, the Netherlands

Hi Puppy,

I like the grey and green colours, they make that the painting look very peacefull.
I think the tree is not so bad.

I wish you good luck with the contest.

Angeline
www.angeline-rijkeboer.exto.nl

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Thank you
by: puppy

Thank you for your comments and suggestions.I very much appreciate it.I am new to this site.Happy painting to you.

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Tree
by: Dorothy , Carluke

Hi Puppy,

I like this a lot and I wouldn't worrry about the bullrushes but may I suggest that you darken the tree trunk just a touch on the shadow side. The grass below the tree is dark so perhaps the trunk of the tree should be a little darker here. This is just my thought and good luck with the competition I hope you do well with the painting.

Regards,

DorothyECHOES

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Quick Fish
by: Mops

Hi Puppy:
Great painting. Love the background, boat, foreground, rocks and bullrushes. I wouldn't worry about the tree too much because your strong focal point (the boat) keeps our eye away from it.
A very pleasant composition.
Mops

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boat
by: Geri

I like the painting...eventhough I am not so crazy over boats.I thinbk adding the name will make it mor personable...I would also add a flag.

I love the island in the back ground actually the whole background grabs my attention...it makes one want to turn that boat around and explore.

I love the plants at the edge of the water and really like the rust colors on the ground along with the rocks. The tree is a bit small in comparison to the boat...but understandable since the boat is the main subject. I really like your leaves on the tree.
I hope you win/won your contest.

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Wonderful Reflection
by: Anonymous

That reflection is wonderful and the whole scene is peaceful and pastoral. Best wishes on the contest.

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