Thursday, July 22, 2010

Painting Problems and Memories

Today I am working on a painting of a man rowing a boat.  Rowing paintings always remind me of Thomas Eakins, an American Realistic painter of the late 1800's.  I am pretty sure we had a print of this painting hanging in our house when I was young and I always thought that one of the men was my Dad.  
A problem that I'm having with the painting are some of the reflections in the water.  I like how Eakins' water looks so placid and the reflections are soft.  Currently my reflections look kind of hard and "in your face".  I hope to resolve this today.  Let me know if you have any suggestions!


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