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I work as an in-house artist for a large and successful art consultancy so this portfolio represents the work I love to do, not the work I do to make a living! I enjoy my work ~ everyday brings something new ~ and the income I earn frees me to create the work I love in my spare time.

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  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 5 years ago

    looking at the first version, I think it really captured an immediacy that your second one doesnt, the second one is more finished admittedly but it has lost the expressive qualities of the first. I also like the scale and dimensions of the first. The first one seems to have more light also, and the colours more intense, is that just the photo? I hope that hasnt put you off. But I also find it hard to replicate the first i have done, it a momment in time thing

  • thanks so much for taking the time to check it out and critique. I agree with EVERYTHING you have written and wil definately take it into account. Thanks again:):):)

    – ChristineBetts

  • ROUBLE RUST
    ROUBLE RUSTover 5 years ago

    wow – this is so much better (don’t want to say that previous was bad). You make really great the building and prespective. Also your colours are much warmer than prevous and much more realistic. It’s really great, well done you made it much better indeed.

  • Thanks so much! I still feel there are areas that could be improved but thanks for such positive comments. I really apprecaite the time you took to look at my work and comment:)

    – ChristineBetts

  • Carole Russell
    Carole Russellover 5 years ago

    Love these odd angles of buildings – really effective works

  • thanks Carole. if you get a minute, have a look at my other version of this and tell me which you prefer…I am not sure:)
    OceanView Motel

    – ChristineBetts

  • Carole Russell
    Carole Russellover 5 years ago

    That’s a tough one Christine – this is sharper and more constructed than the other, which makes it feel mre acrhitectural maybe – but I like them both

  • thanks for taking the time, Carole. I’m thinkng about making the pink pinker in this one. I do like it terracotta though…

    – ChristineBetts

  • Lara  Cooper
    Lara Cooperover 5 years ago

    Hey Christine…only just saw this…still love the first one. It has more life and colour and freshness…the second one is harder and colder. The first one definately show’s your love of Hopper’s work too. Glad that you have dont some painting though! Any more in the pipeline?

  • Lara  Cooper
    Lara Cooperover 5 years ago

    Me again, you know what else this one is missing, is the warmth of the reflected light under the eaves…yes its in shadow, but the keen eye will see also the light reflected from the surface below. You got that perfect first time!

  • CHECK THIS OUT;) I added some reflected light and charged up the colour a lot…i’m very happy with it:)

    – ChristineBetts

  • ChristineBetts
    ChristineBettsover 5 years ago

    yes! you are so right!!! I am thinking of entering this one in a competition and I will be tweaking it as I feel it is a little dead in places and it is all about the colour. The other one was more immediate. thanks so much:)

  • Lara  Cooper
    Lara Cooperover 5 years ago

    :) Hope it was helpful!

  • absolutely. I’ll upload the new shot tonight:)

    – ChristineBetts

  • Lara  Cooper
    Lara Cooperover 5 years ago

    Definately looks warmer and brighter…and reflected light adds life …good job! All the best with the competition…what kind of competition is it? Hope you get noticed!

  • cheers Lara. It is the Royal Queensland Art Society comp at Broadbeach. thanks so much for your kind words:)

    – ChristineBetts

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 5 years ago

    Awesome! Love the coral pink of the building.

  • thanks Don. It really isn’t quite that pink in truth, but artistic licence and all that;)

    – ChristineBetts

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