Painting critique

Here is an opportunity for us to share paintings – whether they are in progress or completed – and to give and receive feedback online.

Just email a photo of your painting to EEAG Painting Feedback.  Please include the title of your work and the medium in your email and, if there is anything in particular you’d like comments on, please say so.  Your painting and any subsequent feedback from members will be published below.

Artist: Joy Crouch / Title: Topiary / Medium: Acrylic           Give Feedback
Artist’s comments: Does it need people? If so, where along the path?
Feedback from members:
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.

Artist: Gina Grimwood / Title: Bosham Mill Chichester / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Joy Crouch: A very pleasing painting as always.
Maureen Jones: Very stylist, beautiful painting.

Artist: Liz Hammond / Title: Load of Old Bull / Medium: Acrylic & oil           Give Feedback
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Joy Crouch: This painting has a soulful magnificence.

Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Fishing Lesson / Medium: Acrylic           Give Feedback
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Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Beware of dog!!! / Medium: Acrylic           Give Feedback
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Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Honeywood Museum Carshalton Ponds / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Barbara Stevens: You’ve captured the light really well, and I love the cyclists. I’m not sure about the lamp post – I think that it might be better without it.
Gina Grimwood: I like this picture a lot – especially the water with its gentle reflections -it’s just right. Not sure about the lamp-it’s probably something you’ll have to try out!
Margaret Eggleton: A good painting but a pity about the lamp post! Could you paint it out, David?
Dave Tribe: I appreciate your comments but still like the lamp post. Also, can’t remove it – would upset the dogs!

Artist: Maureen Jones / Title: Herstmonceux Castle / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Dave Tribe: Good composition but water and reflections need revisiting.

Artist: Maureen Jones / Title: Anthony Gormley on Margate old pier / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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John Lucking: I like the composition and colours. The shadow isn’t quite right. If the pale disc over the cliffs is the sun, then the shadow needs to be lined up with the light source.
Dave Tribe: This one is quite spooky and the shadow is quite weird. All your work is unconventional and ends up appealing in a way I can’t really explain.

Artist: Maureen Jones / Title: River Wey, Ripley / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Artist: Maureen Jones / Title: River Mole, Box Hill / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Barbara Reilly: I am sure you have benefitted from your summer’s painting. You show confidence with colour and composition. I think you have worked hard!
Gina Grimwood: I think this picture has got possibilities-I like the way the light is shining on the tree trunks but not sure if it’s dappled light on the water or leaves?

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