Saturday, February 4, 2017

Need some Critique on my art



Sorry I have not been
blogging this month.
I have just been buried
in oil paints. Started
Painting Abe and Obama,
lots of dogs and deers.
Ever heard

 "you can't see the forest for the trees?"
Sometimes I walk away and come back and wipe out
the whole painting. Now I take a photo and get it
developed. It shows what I am not seeing.
Below I have some new art I am taking 6 to the gallery
but I want to take the better ones.  So I need your
critique and choices. It shouldn't take but a minute to pick
a few, it will help me out.








These throw aways  save time.
My hands are a mess washing
and cleaning the brushes.








A few years ago  my Cousin came up from
NYC and  brought  me the odorless Turp.
 I love it.
I will be hoping you pick a few of the paintings 

Thanks so much
Yvonne

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
 Comments are welcome

7 comments:

joanna said...

hi yvonne

my fav's dog theme --
of course the Cocker #100( miss my doggie same color too)
#100
94
97
98
99
101
102

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

They are all wonderful Yvonne .... I think that you are amazing .... keep painting. XXXX

Lynne said...

Yvonne,
Enjoyed looking at your art . . .
You mentioned Obama, I couldn't find him.
Did you paint over him??

Here are my favorites . . . difficult to choose,
I wonder where the gallery is, the audience?
#93, Yorkie
#99, Whatz Cooking
#102, Mr. Pug
#103, Where Are You
#105, West Point
#152, Liberty Belle Farm

You have been busy . . .
Painting never seems "busy" to me though . . .

My best to you . . .
Love ~
Lynne

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Wow...so hard to choose. These are the ones that most caught my eye.

#94 Duke Himself
#99 What's Cooking?
#106 Eisenhower
#107 Patton
#151/#152 Sheep or Farm
#165 Southern Magnolia

Good luck! They are all good!

Carol said...

Wow, you are very prolific!
I would choose
#151 Sheep Heading Home
#154 Winston
#156 After the Ball
#178 Gendarme
#180 Apples
#187 Pagliacci

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh my goodness, Yvonne! I didn't know you were such an artist! I love them all, especially the beautiful scenes, the still life and dog portraits. Aren't they just wonderful! A nice way to pass these cold winter months. xx Karen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear, dear Yvonne! I think you are wonderful and brave to ask for outside critique. It's one of the toughest things to receive. But I am not a painter, so I can't even begin to give any critiques. ALl I can do is tell you what I love about all of them. In my opinion, and according to what my eye sees, I love that they are representations, and not exact likenesses. I am not sure what your intention was: an exact likeness or a representation. To me, there is a difference, and I prefer representations. I love them all but #103 is GORGEOUS with the pop of red in the woman's coat and the misty night. Your choice of brighter colors as opposed to muted colors give you a certain style that WORKS for me. So, I basically love all of them and especially the portraits of the real people because your paintings have a delightful and necessary stretch of the face, an exaggeration of the color of the eyes, an almost twisted or slightly distorted shape which to me, is ART. Bravo my friend. But you need to think about what YOU want. Are you reaching for accuracy and proportion or are you searching to create a burning image into the viewer's idea? If it's the latter, I think you are there.

Masquerade #88

Masquerade #88

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Abe # 91

Abe # 91

Teddy Roosevelt # 92

Teddy Roosevelt # 92
unfinished still working

FDR # 93

FDR  # 93
Franklyn D. Roosevelt

Duke Himself # 94

Duke Himself  # 94

Yorkie # 95

Yorkie # 95
Silky

Poodle dog # 96

Poodle dog # 96
Precious TO CHARLOTTE

Boxer #97

Boxer  #97
Max

Boston Terrior #98

Boston Terrior #98

what's Cooking? # 99

what's Cooking?    # 99
boxer

Cocker # 100

Cocker # 100

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Pug # 102

Mr. Pug # 102

Where are You? # 103

Where are You? # 103

West Point # 105

West Point  # 105

General Eisenhower #106

General Eisenhower #106

Rockland Strand #104

Rockland Strand #104

General Geo. Patton # 107

General Geo. Patton # 107
WW 11

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Abe #149

Abe  #149
Took it's toll

Russian Samovar # 150

Russian Samovar # 150
Russian Samovar # 150

sheep heading home #151

sheep heading home #151
sold to Dan and Liz Finberg

Liberty Belle Farm #152

Liberty Belle Farm #152
my old farm for sale

My Thor #153

My Thor #153
Thor at Christmas

Winston # 154

Winston   # 154
Bull dog blue ribbon

Penobscot Indians camp # 155

Penobscot Indians camp # 155
Penobscot camp Maine

After the ball # 156

After the ball # 156
oil in board framed for sale

Belted Galloway # 157

Belted Galloway    # 157

autumn in Maine # 158

autumn in Maine # 158
Autumn in Maine

October # 159

October  # 159
Spruce head , in october

Maple Syrup #160 sold

Maple Syrup  #160 sold
Party in Maine- sold

Ravens sold #161

Ravens   sold  #161
Ravens are here

Some headache # 162

Some headache # 162
Why Me? Sold June 2016

Cassa Blanca's sold #163

Cassa Blanca's sold #163
cassa blanca's sold Schupack

Albatross # 164

Albatross # 164
Albatross

Southern Magnolia # 165

Harrington Cove # 166

Harrington Cove #  166
Harrington Cove

The Endeavor # 167 #167

The Endeavor # 167                           #167
The Endeavor On harrington cove

Russian Cossacks #168

Russian Cossacks  #168
Cossacks Three

Fishing boats # 169

Fishing boats # 169
2nd Prize Winner - Lobster Festival Art Show - Rockland Maine - Summer 2008

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170
Three guys in a Dory

The Babe # 171

The Babe # 171
Babe 16x20