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: 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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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!

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.

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!

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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Dave Tribe: I love humour in paintings – made me laugh.

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!

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