Thinking the values are better. 6x8 acrylic on canvas board. I used a triad colors of yellow green, orange red and blue violet. What does it need to improve it?

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This is beautiful Madeleine! Your values are great! I wouldn't change a thing!

I love the color choices you have made. Your colors are warm and rich in the foreground, then moving back you have cooled and neutralized them, yet they still retain beautiful color, not washed out or muddy.

Your brushwork is lovely! Bold and purposeful. Your composition is inviting and pleasing.

Just a lovely painting!

I will mention one tiny thing -  you are using the same color for the shadow on the water and the shadow on the land - a beautiful blue purple color that I love! Keep in mind though that the shadow will be the color of whatever the element is - land or water. So when you remove the light, creating the shadow, it will be cooler and darker and influenced by the blue sky color reflecting into it - but it will still have the basis of that element. So you wouldn't have the same color in the shadow on the dirt and you have in the shadow on the water. You can see that in the reference photo.

Sometimes it can get confusing with water to remember that you have shadows and you have reflections. Reflections will be the color of whatever they are reflecting - trees for example. but the shadow is the water, where the light is blocked.

But again, that's a note on realism. I think in this painting, since the color is bold and rich , it really isn't an issue!

Thanks for sharing! Love it!

Thanks so much and especially for the shadows on water and land. So much to remember!

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