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.

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crit_davetribe_Honeywood Museum Carshalton Ponds
Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Honeywood Museum Carshalton Ponds / Medium: Oil
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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.
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crit_maureenjones_Herstmonceux Castle
Artist: Maureen Jones / Title: Herstmonceux Castle / Medium: Oil
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Dave Tribe: Good composition but water and reflections need revisiting.
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crit_maureenjones_Anthony Gormley on Margate old pier
Artist: Maureen Jones / Title: Anthony Gormley on Margate old pier / Medium: Oil
Artist’s comments: My first summer with outdoor painting group I am sure they could be improved on.  Comments will be appreciated.
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crit_maureenjones_River Wey, Ripley
Artist: Maureen Jones / Title: River Wey, Ripley / Medium: Oil
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crit_maureenjones_River Mole, Box Hill
Artist: Maureen Jones / Title: River Mole, Box Hill / Medium: Oil
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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!
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crit_maureenjones_Newlands Corner on a cloudy windy day
Artist: Maureen Jones / Title: Newlands Corner on a cloudy windy day / Medium: Oil
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crit_maureenjones_Farncombe Boat House, Godalming
Artist: Maureen Jones / Title: Farncombe Boat House, Godalming / Medium: Oil
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crit_tonydevivo_I look at it this way
Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: I look at it this way / Medium: Faber Castell pencils
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crit_tonydevivo_Chilled Polar. Could have done with this ice last week
Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Chilled Polar. Could have done with this ice last week / Medium: Acrylic
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crit_joycrouch_Morning Rain
Artist: Joy Crouch / Title: Morning Rain / Medium: Acrylic
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Dave Tribe: Nice composition and colours but lack of your usual detail makes it look unfinished – It that deliberate?
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crit_tonydevivo_Grizzly fishing
Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Grizzly fishing / Medium: Acrylic with gloss medium
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Joy Crouch: You’re certainly embracing acrylic. I love the bear and the water.
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crit_tonydevivo_Grizzly about to go fishing
Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Grizzly about to go fishing / Medium: Acrylic
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Barbara Stevens: Beautiful – very atmospheric.
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crit_georgefoxwell_Castle on the Loch
Artist: George Foxwell / Title: Castle on the Loch / Medium: Oil
Artist’s comments: I wanted to try a landscape and I wanted to do a big painting. Comments, however critical, are much appreciated.
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Barbara Stevens: What a lovely sunny painting. I think I would crop a bit off the right-hand side so that the castle isn’t dead centre, and I would tone the green on the left-hand side down a bit – make it a bit browner.
Gina Grimwood: This is a lovely subject & I agree with Barbara’s comments above -especially about the castle being dead centre. Even though the reflection is obviously a mirror image, I think it needs breaking up a bit as it goes towards the bottom of the picture-mainly the sky area.
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crit_tonydevivo_Boo!
Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Boo! / Medium: Faber Castell pencils
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crit_tonydevivo_Boo again!
Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Boo again! / Medium: Faber Castell pencils
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Dave Tribe: Works well but, half a face half the price?
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crit_barbarareilly_Peaceful Lane
Artist: Barbara Reilly / Title: Peaceful Lane / Medium: Oil
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Joy Crouch: I quite like the way the buildings are situated together. I don’t mind the car because your eye comes back into the picture with the help of the slanted roof. Maybe I would have opened the gate. All in all I like this painting.
George Foxwell: I really like it, I’ve no problem with the car.  Has anybody noticed the Alien looking out of the window?
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crit_davetribe_Cherry picking
Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Cherry picking / Medium: Acrylic
Artist’s comments: Something new, something blue
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Barbara Reilly: I like the freedom and movement in this painting.
Joy Crouch: I know it is an obvious remark to make but both the cherries and the birds are fighting for prominence.  The birds should win. Knock back the background attractive though it is.
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crit_tonydevivo_Slurp, slurp
Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Slurp, slurp / Medium: Faber Castell pencils
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Joy Crouch: Brilliant again! Am I going to be the only person commenting on these wonderful pictures?
Barbara Reilly: I am sure we are all appreciating your art work. This dog gives us a added smile too.
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crit_davetribe_Gillian's garden
Artist: Dave Tribe / Title: Gillian’s garden / Medium: Oil
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Gina Grimwood: A very attractive garden painting-I like the composition especially the way the path leads us to the wooden arch.To give it a sunnier look I think a shadow across the foreground of the path & under the archway would help.
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crit_tonydevivo_Good job he can't fly
Artist: Tony Devivo / Title: Good job he can’t fly / Medium: Acrylic
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Joy Crouch: Stop now Tony, we’re running short of superlatives!
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crit_johnlucking_Epsom Common 2
Artist: John Lucking / Title: Epsom Common 2 / Medium: Pen and ink
Artist’s comments: My second Epsom Common picture. A bit less “trippy” than my first one (at least the leaves are green now.) I am reasonably happy with it, but there are a few things I would do differently if I can summon up the energy to attempt version 3.
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Joy Crouch: This is an attractive picture. My sister loves it and she is hard to please.
Dave Tribe: Rather clever composition – works well – would make good poster or book cover.
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