Morning on the river

71/2" x111/2"
WS oil on canvas textured paper

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Comment by Robin Sage on June 5, 2014 at 16:18
John- what a thrill to have a critique from you! Thank you!
I find your comments really helpful and agree with all you say. Now that the painting is almost dry I will try to rework those areas - you are so encouraging - thanks again.
Comment by John Crump on June 5, 2014 at 13:35

You showed great courage in tackling a difficult subject Robin.The figure, the rafts, the water and the beach are beautifully done with great colour and tone. One of the things I try to make sure I do when nearing the end of a painting is to look away and then flick the eye back to the painting. Somehow, it helps me to notice things that are troublesome – out of keeping with the rest of the picture. Your cliff on the right and the reflections at the bottom of the cliff trouble me. They are too busy – especially the reflections. The other thing – less of a bother – is the line of cliffs in the background. They are far too blue for the distance. The colour is imposing itself on the rest of the painting. A quieter shade of blueish grey would have worked better. A very good effort nevertheless.

Comment by Robin Sage on May 26, 2014 at 6:28
Thankyou Colleen - hope to do another one soon not so overworked.
Comment by Colleen McCafferty on May 25, 2014 at 17:27
Beautifully painted Robin!
Comment by Robin Sage on May 25, 2014 at 5:34
Thankyou Rose - I appreciate your comment.
Comment by Rose Wang on May 25, 2014 at 1:09
Very nice
Comment by Michael J. Severin on May 23, 2014 at 17:34

Hi Robin, okay ..I see your reference photo and will take a look at it and get back to you tomorrow. :)

Comment by Robin Sage on May 23, 2014 at 12:44
You are so sweet Silvana! I will try to give it a capital W.
Comment by Silvana M Albano on May 23, 2014 at 12:37

Robin, I am not the one who can criticise... I just can say that I like it!!!! What I will DO criticise is that I would love to see it in the Workshop challenge so that I can vote for it, but if you do not tag it Workshop32, I won't find it!!!! (Workshop with capital W)  :)

Comment by Robin Sage on May 23, 2014 at 12:30
You are very generous Michael- I will send you a message and try to upload the photo as soon as I have a minute.

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