I think you did quite well. You will undoubtedly be uptight in the beginning. I think, as 'they' say, you have to put in the brush time to get comfortable with a new medium before you can loosen up. One thing I try to keep in mind is to remember to highlight your center of interest with the sharpest details/values/contrast/colors (the main boat) and let the rest of the composition be less dominant. For example, the far trees need to be bluer/lighter and less sharp to convey the distance.
This looks good to me, I can see that you are growing as an oil painter.
I like what I see. The colors are well balanced Nancy. Now, the first time,maybe this kind of subject will be nice on a rectangle larger canvas or board ? what do you think ?Keep painting my friend XO
I like it! The colors are great...I always liked working with watercolor for the happy accidents...with oils they are even better. If you do not like them you can just paint over them...the tip I got that stays with me is "just keep painting"! LOL
It's hard to find anything to change with this one, Nancy. I might try to pop out the white of the boat a bit more, or fade out the background trees a bit. Something to bring the boat more forward. Nice result!
Nancy, I enjoyed reading all your posts on this project. I think your end result is wonderful, congratulations!!
Well done. I do love boats
Thank you so much for stopping by Angela. I too love boats. You know there is a story there somewhere.