by Susan Drennan, 2008,
watercolor, 16 x 12.
The first thing to be said is that the composition of this watercolor is excellent. There are two things that would help to improve the painting. Some of the warm greens from the foliage in the right side of the painting should be added to the center of the image. Also, the tree range in the background should be made more purple or gray. Adding a bit of detail would also help.
About the Critic
Joyce Washor graduated from Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and also studied at the Woodstock School of Art, in Woodstock, New York. The author of Big Art, Small Canvas (North Light Books, Cincinnati, Ohio), Washor teaches at the Scottsdale Artists' School, in Arizona, and at the Woodstock School of Art. She is represented by Horizon Fine Art, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; The Crane Collection, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts; and The Lawrence Gallery, in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit www.joycewashor.com and http://joycewashorsdailypaintings.blogspot.com.
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