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: Tony Devivo / Title: Returning home / Medium: Watercolour           Give Feedback
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Artist: Joy Crouch / Title: Best friends / Medium: Watercolour           Give Feedback
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Barbara Reilly: The simplicity enhances the subject.
Colin Garrod: I like the composition and subtle use of colour. But I think the girl’s ankles could be better defined as they seem rather swollen!

Artist: John Lucking / Title: The Cricketers in Winter / Medium: Acrylic ink           Give Feedback
Artist’s comments: My second attempt at a view of the Cricketers across Stamford Green pond, from a photo taken just after the recent snowfall, when the pond was partly frozen. By popular demand, I have imagined the pub open and introduced people (for soul) and coots (because they are easier to draw than ducks).
Feedback from members:
Barbara Stevens: This is lovely John. I like the way that you have brought life to the whole scene, and I particularly like the way you’ve painted the interior.
Barbara Reilly: I can feel the chill. Brilliant atmosphere

Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Harmony / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Colin Garrod: I hope this isn’t the Indian variant!

Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Vote Green at Your Peril / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: World War 3 / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Colin Garrod: It is good to see most of the people are still social distancing!
Barbara Reilly: As usual, thought provoking, bit too troubling to put on my wall though!

Artist: John Lucking / Title: The Cricketers / Medium: Pen and ink           Give Feedback
Artist’s comments: I seem to have given this picture a naïve feeling, but quite unintentionally.  Perhaps the building is just too plain from this direction.
Feedback from members:
Barbara Stevens: I think that I would add some shadows across the building, and paint some ducks on the water.
Dave Tribe: Blame Covid for removing the pub’s soul – like so many others.

Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Snow 3 / Medium: Acrylic           Give Feedback
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Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Snow 2 / Medium: Watercolour           Give Feedback
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Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Snow 1 / Medium: Watercolour           Give Feedback
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Joy Crouch: With regard to all the snow paintings this is my favourite. I think it could be even better with a couple of figures [just shapes] on the left behind the fence walking away.

Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Salt Spring Island BC / Medium: Watercolour           Give Feedback
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Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Jab Centre / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Barbara Reilly: This use of a topical issue is perhaps one for our local archives.

Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: St Pancras / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Joy Crouch: This is a good painting. I can feel the sun on the backs of the pedestrians and I like the bright tree placed in front of a dark building on the right.

Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: St Thomas a Becket, Lewes / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Covid copse / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Green Peace / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Reigate Heath Golf Club / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
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Barbara Reilly: This use of colour and the composition, I feel, generates a relaxing view, with the windmill leading the eye through to the golf course. Glad there are no figures on the course, or sheep!
John Lucking: I think this painting works really well – and no Corona Viruses in sight!

Artist: Jennifer Waller / Title: Dominican Rainforest / Medium: Oil           Give Feedback
Artist’s comments: This is the second of three paintings done on an experimental orange ground – at the suggestion of a previous teacher – to get a different and more contemporary effect, he said. He also suggested using magenta or viridian. Perhaps the viridian would be worth trying with this one. I have found the orange both stimulating and really difficult. I think I might generally speaking return to a safer ground such as the lovely bluey grey (?) that Hashim used on Wednesday. Any idea what colour that was? It would be more in keeping with my generally muted palette – although I love experimenting!
Feedback from members:
Barbara Stevens: I think that the orange works really well, and if I were you, I would explore using other colours rather than revert to grey!
Barbara Reilly: I agree that orange has worked well with the interesting colour pallete used.

Artist: Barbara Stevens / Title: Goldfish / Medium: Acrylic           Give Feedback
Artist’s comments: I painted this after watching Rosie’s fish workshop. I changed the design for a square rather than rectangular canvas.
Feedback from members:
Colin Garrod: Once again, I think your design changes have given a more pleasing effect.
Gina Grimwood: Love the colouring & the shine on the back of the goldfish.

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