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  • Still a nice piece of work Marjorie, really nice colours and depiction of light through the glass, I would be happy to do that

    Posted by Malcolm Buckley on Sat 30 Jan 15:10:19
  • Sometimes it's better to focus on the main elements and sort out the background later...I'm going to be the only detractor but here goes...unlike many of your still lifes, it lacks focus. I'm squinting at, I don't need specs...and everything is tonally fairly even..objects, background...and whatever they are standing lacks clarity. I would dump the bottle on left and simplify bottom left corner and top right. I've just blocked off left half to leave bottle on right and that works very well. Sorry Ma'am...trying to be helpful.

    Posted by Roger Knapik on Sat 30 Jan 15:57:14
  • See what Roger means, everything's blends almost into one, and the 2 plain glass bottles add nothing to the scene, only kidding Marjorie did'nt want Roger to be the lonely grump, know what they say"many a true word said in jest"

    Posted by andre mulard on Sat 30 Jan 16:55:50
  • And you are...and I knew it was you. The best bit for me is the right hand bottle and reflections and the diagonal tall blue/green bottle. I will simplify when I attack it again ( in oils ) and hope to make it more " ethereal". It's quite a complicated subject, the light is what attracts me, I now need to be selective and cut out certain aspects. So thanks, Malcolm and thanks Roger. Good crit ( and encouragement ) is what we all need.

    Posted by Marjorie Firth on Sat 30 Jan 16:57:50
  • Gee thanks Andre - only kidding! I'm quite aware that every painting is a struggle/compromise and work is often " in progress". I know where I want to go but it sometimes takes me a while to get there.

    Posted by Marjorie Firth on Sat 30 Jan 17:02:07
  • The colours in that brown bottle are what caught my eye Marjorie, beautifully depicted.

    Posted by Val Kenyon on Sat 30 Jan 17:16:04
  • Softly beautiful, Marjorie. I particularly like the glass.

    Posted by Gudrun Ståhl Sharpley on Sat 30 Jan 17:16:25
  • .. just read Roger's comment. Try putting your hand over the right hand bottle and the clear glass ones will sparkle a little more, but I think we are being picky!!

    Posted by Gudrun Ståhl Sharpley on Sat 30 Jan 17:19:07
  • Lovely pastel - the light twinkling and the glass - well done

    Posted by Val-Irene Robertson on Sat 30 Jan 17:23:21
  • Love the light through the glassware Marjorie, wonderful painting.

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Sat 30 Jan 17:59:11