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Paul Talbot-Greaves' Critique - Misty Woodland

Posted on Tue 07 May 2019

In the December 2018 issue of The Artist, Paul Talbot-Greaves set readers the challenge of painting a misty woodland scene in watercolour.

Of the reader versions sent in, Paul selected the work of Bob Biggart (see below) for critique saying: 'You did a nice painting here Bob. I really like the distance and shafts of light coming through the trees, The light and shadows on the track are particularly convincing. You began with some great neutral tones on the left but then progressed towards the right with brighter colour. This may have been intentional but the warm colours on the bank and light on the track would have been greatly enhanced had you continued with neutral across the backdrop. You can really steer the attention towards a focus by manipulating the tones in this way. I hope you found the exercise and my critique helpful'.

Bob painted the scene on Arches 140lb HP using the following colours: cerulean blue, cobalt blue, ultramarine, lemon yellow, cadmium orange, raw sienna, raw umber, burnt sienna, warm sepia, madder brown, moonglow, Hookers green, May green and cobalt violet.

See all the reader versions of this challenge by clicking here.

Paul Talbot-Greaves' Critique - Misty Woodland