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Original Creation

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Birdyz 12 Oct 2021

This is one of my favourite places - Mawgan Porth in Cornwall. This is the first time I’ve had a go at painting it. I used a photo of a sunset that I took. Really struggled with the reflection and edges of the water but nevertheless I really enjoyed doing it. Doing the sky was my favourite part. I darkened the red / crimson with some van dyke brown instead of blue so as to avoid the dreaded green sky. I have included a thumbnail of the photo and welcome any suggestions for improvement.

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Comments

I think it is beautiful! Love the colors you chose and the beach looks great!

Your sky is fabulous, it looks like a photo.

Pietro1963 Master of Monsters

very nice sea scape!well done.

Thanks everyone!

Gorgeous painting! Your water's edge reflections look great. To get that extra pop of "glow" in your sky you can take a bit of Indian yellow + white add to the center area of your sun. Right now I feel like there is more glow on the water than in your sky. Everything else if perfect!

That’s very helpful - thanks flippergirlpaints!

It’s hard to differentiate between the photo and your painting. The sky is fantastic.

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