"Boat with a Golden Sail, San Vigilio" 13" x 13" Oil on Canvas by DENIS KING
Good work Denis. Your drawing and colours are pretty well spot on. Brushwork's mainly confident, if a little less lyrical in the reflections. A touch too light in the blue shadows in the buildings tends to break the illusion of shadow. The darkest shadow area in the sail is detracting somewhat from the colour and light opportunity there. Small things. Great work!
"A day in paradise" 18" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas by Adrienne DeSaulniers
Nice to see a slightly different take on this Adrienne. The first thing that strikes me is the strong spotlight effect you've made in the foreground - really nicely done. The translucency of the water is great there too - beautiful! I love all the detail there in the foreground but I'd like to add a few more hard edges in there to avoid it looking spongey. Let rocks be rocks. The water inside the port is a little too blue for its surroundings and as we move towards the small boat the water has stopped reflecting the building suddenly - too dark and blue. The depth of the shadows in the foreground is not concurrent with those in the bulidings and sail, so our eye is drawn back again and again to the foreground, instead of the sail, which is supposedly the star of the show. Overall a very pleasing painting and a solid effort. Great!
"Tranquil Harbour" 30 x 30cm Oil on Canvas by Sue Denny
You have a good feeling for brushwork and edges Sue - great to see. Your values are good too - though the foreground water could use a little more light and colour. Using more yellow in your lights and less white will give you warmer, less chalky looking lights. Using stronger blues in some of your shadows will also add to the overall feeling of strong light and warmth. Those two things alone, warmer lights and cooler darks, will turn this from a slightly overcast day into that golden evening sunlight.
"After Sargent" 14" x 14" Oil on Canvas by Candi Hogan
Lovely feeling of movement in this Candi with your expressive brushwork strutting its stuff - great! The colour is all good. One little drawing issue - just check the bottom of the boat where it sits on the water - run a ruler along Sargent's one to get the angle right. It looks to me like you photographed your painting in full sunlight since every weave of the canvas has a strong highlight on it which is most evident in the darks. The lesson for you - always photograph oil paintings in the shade. Great work!
"Boat with a Golden Sail" by George
Some beautiful work in here George - all in the top half of the painting, which is excellent. The water and the rocks could do with another look though. Have a good old squint at Sargent's rocks (or mine) and compare them to yours while you're squinting - back and forth. See the difference? It's the shadows and halftones - yours have gotten themselves lost. The water in front of the rocks too is the victim of indecision and speed. Please do take another look at the video and fix this corner of the painting because you'll have a great work of art on your hands when you do that. Good luck!