"Yes there was quite a debate in my mind about people vs no people. Ultimately I decided that I wanted to try and convey a calm, tranquil scene as if maybe you were the first one to arrive and discover this spot..."
"I like it!
It is interesting that you left out the people. When I look at the reference photo what strikes me is that monolithic tree trunk standing up there with all the people around it. Someone has set it up like that because it wouldn't…"
"Yes!! Apart from the relaxing setting, scenes like this need a focus. You have provided that in a very dramatic manner - the large red beach umbrella and smaller points of red and yellow contrast with the overall cool tones and bring the…"
"Beautiful Brad! I love the warm sunny atmosphere you have created in these!
Your distance values and colors are just spot on. Awesome!
If I had a tiny suggestion in would be careful not to have your trees and bushes on the plane with the buildings…"
"Wow, great job on those buildings Brad! I love the way you have warmed up the color of the sunlight on them. It gives it a very inviting feeling. The shadow work there is amazing!
I also like the composition of the buildings, the way they make a…"
How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
I painted and took art classes all through high school and one or two in college. I literally did nothing after that for almost 25 years until taking two painting classes in the spring of 2014 at our local art center. Now I paint every day!
What other mediums have you used?
I do acrylic landscape paintings from photos my wife or I take from places we travel. And we love to travel. Every once in a while I contemplate trying oils...
Are their specific things you would like to learn?
Better brush technique and to just be more confident and fearless! To know when to push it and when to stop!
Where did you learn about this website?
Googled painting videos...
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