Self-Critique -Looking back at a Finished Painting

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Remember your school days when you had critique sessions about your work?  Now many of us are in our studios painting alone with no support groups . Going back to my painting, Celebration I asked myself some questions while I wrote in my journal. What do you like about this painting. What don’t you like about this painting?

What do I like about this painting? It may be too soon to critique it. I’s still very fresh so I’m really liking it.

Looking at the drawing of tulips. This drawing is about five feet long. I was drawing to music which helped me draw a very loose, free drawing using a stick and walnut ink   found on the internet. What I don’t like about this drawing is the color of the photograph. The paper has a lovely creamy tone which looks nice with the warm walnut colored ink. My computer needs to be calibrated in order to capture the true colors of my art work.

What I don’t like about this painting. I’ve decided not to tell you. I want to see what you have to say.

What do I like about my painting. It’s about 5 feet wide. The colors and brush strokes came out of me interpreting the pure joy of my state of mind at that time. The paint strokes show different sizes of brushes used to paint this piece. Linear work is both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional drawing. The large white background shapes holds the painting together. The energy and space between the tulips is just as important as the subject matter.

From your viewpoint, what do you see?

Do you have any constructive criticism for me?

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