Day Watch


"Day Watch" 
 6.5 x 9 oil on canvas
© 2009 Carol Horzemp
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$75.00


This is my submission for the DSFDF challenge. Karin Jurick posted a reference photo of what seems to be a lifeguard on duty in a rowboat on a Lake Michigan beach.
This was by far the hardest challenge for me so far. I enjoyed painting the figure and boat but the water, which I thought would be the easiest part turned out to be my biggest challenge. I learned a lot though and would like to try painting a boat scene again.

13 comments:

  1. ooooo... I really like this crop choice Carol! The colors are spot on; so summery!

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  2. Great entry, It funny how we all have different struggles mine was the lifeguard. Love yours.

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  3. Really nice Carol. Doesn't look like you had trouble with the water. The whole painting works together. Nice composition as well.

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  4. Beautifully done! I really like your color choices in this one.

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  5. Beautiful painting, Carol. Great job with the water and nicely composed.

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  6. Great Painting. I like the crop. I just postponed doing this one.

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  7. Carol, Great color and movement in the water, nice entry!

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  8. Good cropping, great water and I especially like the way you handled the face and hands! Wonderful entry!

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  9. This is excellent, great composition and I love the texture and your bold brushstrokes!

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  10. Very nice painting. The water looks great.

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  11. My favorite part is how the water is reflecting on the end of the boat. And I agree with the others: nice composition.

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  12. A very nice relaxing sort of painting. The composition, colors and figure all give me that feeling.
    Good job.

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