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Nature Reserve, Isle of Wight


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  • Oh I wouldn't say this is a tight painting. I like the textures, which you might not get in a looser style (?) (I haven't used oils for years so am not qualified to say,) but I think this is a delightful picture.

    Posted by Ruth Dolan on Mon 14 Sep 14:48:05
  • What's wrong with tight if it works and this does. I don't get this emphasis on loose all the time; not everyone likes loose.

    Posted by Diana Hudson on Mon 14 Sep 16:56:46
  • May blessings untold be upon both of you - I work on my own a bit too much, I think, and have the sort of mind that turns on itself if there's no one else to do it! Pleased that this works for you.

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Mon 14 Sep 18:06:28
  • I am not a fan of oil as most paintings I see in this mediumk look far too heavy with opressive colours. This on the other hand buzzes with light and beautiful colour and is a most attractive work. Forget tight or loose - paint it from your gut feeling. I agree with Diana that the holy grail of 'loose' is very misleading as it doesn't suit all subjects. I am viewing this as your interpretation of the scene and how you felt about it at the time and it works in spades. You might even convert me to liking oil paintings!

    Posted by Thea Cable on Tue 15 Sep 13:20:22
  • I love this, I love the colours too. Really beautiful painting.

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Tue 15 Sep 15:33:58
  • Extremely encouraging comments, thanks again. You have made me think.

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Tue 15 Sep 17:14:38
  • Think the best way to do loose oils is plein air perhaps, robert - am learning that it doesnt pay to think too much and I like this for the colours and not the looseness exactly but not too structured either

    Posted by norah blount on Tue 15 Sep 21:31:05
  • I like the detail, and think this is a great painting. JAD

    Posted by James A Deal on Thu 17 Sep 21:52:27
  • I like it :) I am not really on the take with art language as I taught myself, so Im thinking by tight you mean to much to close? I think its lovely any way, and thanks again for your comments on my new painting.

    Posted by Karleen Pearce on Fri 18 Sep 14:36:13
  • What a wonderfull painting, full of life, you can almost smell the flowers. PW

    Posted by Peter Weston on Wed 14 Oct 10:31:10