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  • Doug Milne commented on Ellen's Photo 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Ellen- first off, I am back to using Arches hot press watercolor paper. I have also found that Stonehenge paper does not work for my multi layer technique and it ends up tearing quite easily after a few layers. In regards to your painting, it is wonderful! I like how the leaves are more saturated and detailed as they move up the page toward the focal point. As Pam said, the colors ar beautiful! The one thing I would point out is that the kumquat looks like it is outlined. I would lighten the upper left edge as it is close to your highlight. That area only gets to be a 3-4 on the tone scale and should not be as dark as the edges that are farther away from the light source. I would also consider adding some more mid-range tones on the right side. Great job!