art prints - Springtime Sail

Tags: art prints, sailboat, lake, water, park

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Christine Rae
  • Minted Feb 17, 2016
  • 44 Comments made
  • 230 Votes cast

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This was taken on a visit to a local park. It was a relaxing late Spring day by the lake and I saw a sailboat sailing on the water.


art prints, sailboat, lake, water, park

colors shown:

white and blue



design inspired by:

Square Non-Personalizable Art Print

submitted on:

Jun 25 2016

Edited on:

Jul 18 2016

average score:




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art prints - Springtime Sail by Christine Rae


Christine Rae on Jun 25, 2016 at 2:45pm
Christine Rae
  • Minted Feb 17, 2016
  • 44 Comments made
  • 230 Votes cast

Is this design too simple?


Version 1 - submitted on Jun 25 2016 - hide

Mely D Lozano on Jun 27, 2016 at 2:47pm
Mely D Lozano
  • Minted Apr 2, 2014
  • 2 Awards
  • 132 Comments made
  • 49508 Votes cast

No i dont think is too simple, remember sometimes less is more. I like the colors and how the boat is all one color, I also like the horizontal line of the sea dividing the space. Over all nice composition.

Ling Wang on Jun 27, 2016 at 2:47pm
Ling Wang
  • Minted Oct 26, 2010
  • 6 Awards
  • 865 Comments made
  • 23218 Votes cast

Whether its too simple or not is a very subjective thing so I'm going to share the "design-y" things that stuck out for me: it feels a bit too symmetrical with the water/sky line yet oddly asymmetrical with the sailboat off-center by a smidge. Can you crop it to move those two elements so they're not so symmetrical/more pronounced asymmetry, respectively? I personally would prefer more sky in the shot too. Note: I'm a graphic designer & not a photographer so go with your gut if you disagree :) Good luck in the challenge!

Jessica C. Nugent on Jun 28, 2016 at 7:29am
Jessica C. Nugent
  • Minted Oct 20, 2014
  • 16 Awards
  • 252 Comments made
  • 16586 Votes cast

I agree the crop could use a little more strength. I do like the texture in the water but the stylizing looks too processed for my taste as you can see the halo appearing around the sailboat. Maybe you can keep the colors/stylizing for the water and fade the effect as it gets close to the boast and sky? That may not work out as I'm visualizing it, but just an idea to try!

Susan Ralls on Jul 4, 2016 at 8:34pm
Susan Ralls
  • Minted Dec 8, 2013
  • 32 Comments made
  • 2575 Votes cast

I like the simplicity. I also think the water has a cool effect. Consider cropping the image to have less symmetry (as others have suggested as well) and I think what you are viewing as simplicity might disappear.

Ellen Lambrichts on Jul 14, 2016 at 3:27am
Ellen Lambrichts
  • Minted Jul 13, 2016
  • 130 Comments made
  • 2430 Votes cast

I think simple is good. But I think the boat looks a bit over-processed, I think. It looks like it is pasted on because there is no detail in the color there. But the processing works well for the waves though. Good luck!