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It is so hard to take a picture of a painting that curls... I don't even understand why this one curled so much on the sides... I didn't use that much water. So this picture doesn't really do the painting justice. This took me forever and a lot of patience, so please be nice, but CC is welcomed =)

Edit: New photo with the airbrushed area to add more depth!

15 by 20"
Watercolor

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Hi Heather.

First of all, I think this is a great picture. I really enjoyed it and the colours just feel *so* good. Your picture makes me feel happy.

The trees in the foreground are fantastic! You have a strong focus on the pagoda (?no idea if that is the correct term?) Focus pulls out in the foreground and the background. Did you paint this from a photograph, or did you decide to just build that into the picture as you went along? Either way, it makes an interesting picture.

There are some things that could possibly be improved. There's a small degree of "wonkiness" around a lot of the buildings, and in particular the pagoda "tiers" appear to me to be leaning left side down with respect to the supporting column. (It may be that they actually do that, but to my eyes it appears a little off.) Many of the buildings also appear to be leaning very slightly to the left. I'm not at all sure that detracts fromth evalue of the picture.

The biggest thing you could improve, as far as I can see, is the far background, in particular the top right of the picture. The darker colours are a little dark and a little strong to carry the feeling of distant haze. They appear further in the foreground than the lower buildings in front of them. On the left hand side, you have some lower buildings in the background which are excellent, and convey general shape without having strong insistent lines.

I actually love it, and I'm gonna fave it. I hope you can find something useful from this, and I hope I haven't offended in any way.
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Blaumohn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
You've been featured [link]

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H-Heather Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
thanks for the feature!
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TPol Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wpw beutifull
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DownedSystem Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student General Artist
You have been featured here: [link]
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sahyeh Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010   General Artist
I rally like the subtle tones you used here!
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H-Heather Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
thank you =)
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weida34 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist
very nice work! i love it :)
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H-Heather Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Thank you very much for the fav! =)
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weida34 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist
hey, my pleasure :)
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whitestarflower Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Lovely painting! I thought this was a photo at first, until I looked at it more closely. I like all the detail you have put in. I especially like the mist in the background and the way the building in the foreground stands out clearly.
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