Painting critique 6

Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Nightmare for air traffic control / Medium: Oil on acrylic           Give Feedback
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Joy Crouch: I like the shape of the birds in flight but perhaps the nearest three birds could have been more colourful.

Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Early morning sailing of 28gun frigate / Medium: Oil on paper           Give Feedback
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Joy Crouch: I really like this painting but would have preferred slightly more definition in the sea [waves etc].
Gina Grimwood: I like the tonal difference between the three ships & agree with Joy that the sea needs more work.

Artist: Barbara Stevens / Title: Now the day is over / Medium: Mixed media           Give Feedback
Artist’s comments: After watching Rosie’s moonlight demo, I decided to try a sunset version.
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Colin Garrod: I think your Sunset version is more effective than Rosie’s Moonlight version. I also think your sloping shore line is more interesting than her rather simplistic division of sky,sea and shore into thirds.
Dave Tribe: Very powerful – had to have a cold drink! Love it.

Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Merry Christmas to everyone / Medium: Coloured pencil           Give Feedback
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Joy Crouch: I would recognise you anywhere Tony. Excellent coloured pencil picture. Merry Christmas to you.

Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Outside Kings Cross / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Colin Garrod: My only slight criticism is the bus perhaps seems a tad too long. But that doesn’t matter now you’ve got a new bicycle.
Dave Tribe: Colin – I’m flattered that you study my work so closely – you’re a model pupil!
Gina Grimwood: Actually Dave/Colin- I think the bus is too wide at the back?! Otherwise great picture!
Dave Tribe: Guess you’ve given me the answer to the Question “Does my bus look big in this?”

Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Fame at last / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Colin Garrod: Congratulations! and I like your new bicycle – did you cycle there? I think you’d get a more comfortable ride if the saddle was slightly further aft.
Jennifer Waller: I love the rhythm in the composition and colours which make this painting really interesting to explore – from the sky, architecture, birch trees and leaves, to the reflections – and a story to tell as well!
Artist: Joy Crouch / Title: Topiary / Medium: Acrylic           Give Feedback
Artist’s comments: Does it need people? If so, where along the path?
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Barbara Stevens: I think it needs something, but not sure what.  Maybe some crows?! Maybe a person with the shape of their clothes echoing that of the topiary?
Dave Tribe: I love it – but maybe a couple of Corona Viri rolling up the path would satisfy Barbara!
Gina Grimwood: I too like this painting but agree that the path is a bit long & empty. Maybe if the light was coming from the left the topiaries would have cast some interesting shadows on the path?

Artist: Joy Crouch / Title: Checking the Nets / Medium: Watercolour           Give Feedback
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Dave Tribe: I very much like this one too – the slightly simplified style gives it a rather mystical feeling.
Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Autumn by the lake / Medium: Acrylic/palette knife           Give Feedback
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Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Hurricane (303sqd) 1940 / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Brave new world / Medium: Acrylic           Give Feedback
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Artist: John Lucking / Title: Snowy fields 2 / Medium: Watercolour           Give Feedback
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Joy Crouch: What a charming painting done in your very pleasing style.
Maureen Jones: Makes me feel cold!
Gina Grimwood: I like the composition in this painting but feel that the hedges & trees in the background could be softened off a little to aid recession.
Dave Tribe: Just like the old Railway posters . love the balance in your composition

Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Last summer on the Beach / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Joy Crouch: Fab picture. The nearest gull could be very slightly darker in colour.

Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Hope to be on one of these next year / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Joy Crouch: [Title] Amen to that. This is a great painting. Love the angle of the plane. They could use this for advertising.
George Foxwell: The contrasted sharp detail and colour intensity of the plane with the softness of the clouds works really well. I wish I’d done this one. I absolutely love it !

Artist: Gina Grimwood / Title: The House Opposite / Medium: Watercolour           Give Feedback
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Fiona Bates: I can really feel the sunshine!
Maureen Jones: Stoneleigh looks very attractive

Artist: Barbara Stevens / Title: Bluegrass banjo / Medium: Acrylic           Give Feedback
Artist’s comments: This started out as an ochre/sienna study on sterling board, but after thinking of the title, I changed my colour palette!
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Joy Crouch: Everybody likes a blue picture and I like this one. He looks a bit like Roy Orbison. You do paint animals well.
Maureen Jones: I thought it was Roy Orbison – a joyful painting.
Gina Grimwood: I like this picture too including the lovely dog but he looks a bit on the short side for Roy Orbison!?
Joy Crouch: Yes Roy was 5′ 11″ so it must be his brother.
Barbara Stevens: Roy thought that it looked like him, and bought it!

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