Friday, February 6, 2009

Before and After - Benefits of a Good Critique

The Vineyard, 24X36 - After Critique

The Vineyard - Before Critique

Master painter Tony Saladino opened his studio for monthly critique sessions recently. I was one of the fortunate artists who got to attend Saturday along with my gifted painty lady pal Judy Mackey. Borrowing a page from talented artist and former Texan James Parker, who talked about a painting that changed magically from good to better, I thought I'd let you see the results!

Tony set the tone for a congenial session and also provided donuts! There were pastries, fried donuts with chocolate topping, glazed twists, bear claws (sadly, these were cut in half) and several very nice cherry filled. But I digress - donuts have that effect on me...

Here are a couple of the paintings I brought, with BEFORE and AFTER noted on each.

Can you tell what changes I made based on the critiques on these two paintings? (Jeopardy music starts playing...)

Sunlight, 20X24, After Critique

Sunlight, Before Critique
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