Ly Chhun  on


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Camera SONY DSC-W310
Exposure Time 1/40
ISO 200

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Narrative Portraiture: Painting in Acrylic taught by Micah Ganske

Join artist Micah Ganske as he draws on the basics of mixing, glazing and layering to create a narrative portrait.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Painting
Type Painting
Subject Portrait
Material Acrylic Paint
Style Other
Ly Chhun  on

Is the piece for sale? No

Ly Chhun  on

Can you please give me some feedback on the painting, especially the greens and how to liven it up. It doesn't feel/look finished to me. Thank you.

05/05/2014 Flag

I think you have some very nice colors and textures in this painting. I especially like how you handled the green from the rough grasses and the reflection on the water. I just wanted to let you know as another student that I admired this painting.

05/06/2014 Flag

Thank you for your comment, means so much. My first post! I am so glad I found this platform. Painting is so rewarding and frustrating:). This painting is for a friend so I'd like to get it technically correct as possible.

05/07/2014 Flag

The trick to painting lively foliage with day-time lighting, is that there's always more yellow than you think. This is especially true when working from a photo as the photo tends to wash out the colors on a bright, sunny day.

07/07/2014 Flag

Thank you for your feedback. I was having trouble with perspective, cooler greens in the distance versus warmer greens in the foreground. The same trouble with detail, portray more detail with texture or with colour?As well, in trying to make all the green look more lively, I tried to use different variations of greens, browns, blues. The longer I worked on this piece, the more I wanted to have look like a photograph. At the same time I want it to look like a painting. I believe I am happy now with a third and final attempt at the piece, which I did not post yet. Thank you again.

07/18/2014 Flag