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Comment by Lyndon Baxter on February 23, 2011 at 21:04
Richard, this is going to sound like a heretic speaking but I like your earlier works better, to my old eyes, it seems that you have become too engrossed with the process and showing the brush strokes and maybe leaving out some of the feeling that you had for the subject to begin with. I don't know, that just my opinion and who am I to say?  I have learnt a hell of lot from you but I'll express it differently and that's how it should be.
Comment by Roena King on February 18, 2011 at 11:53
Richard, I like the red with the mid tone green around it.  Very nice. Ro
Comment by Anna Stenier-Karadjova on February 18, 2011 at 6:59
 

Anyway, I like what you make and the ease with which you work. You have a very precise look on the paintings in general. I would like to acquire your fluency in painting ;-))

Anna
Comment by Richard Robinson on February 17, 2011 at 8:32
Thanks Anna, yes I think you might be right about that. That was how I was seeing it but I could easily have added a vertical gradation which would have added some distance to it. 2 other problems I see with it are the angle of the water closest to us is too flat - the perspective is a bit wrong, and the sparkly bits of white are too fat, which makes them look like blobs of white rather than sparkles.
Comment by Anna Stenier-Karadjova on February 17, 2011 at 5:58
 Hi Richard, I love the atmosphere of peace and tranquility in this painting. You want to sit in the shade of the tree at the edge of the water. However, the uniform color of the water removes the depth of the image; it's a bit of a pity. But maybe I'm wrong, because sometimes the colors of the photo do not accurately reflect the nuances of the painting... Anna

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