Linda Love – Capturing Form In Light

Critique Submitted: September 14th 09:02PM

Marla, I did both of these paintings on Canson Mi-Tientes paper, because it was all I had on hand. I have the sanded papers you suggested on order from Blick, which I should be receiving in the next couple of days. I could have waited for the delivery, but I wanted to get started. However, I definitely discovered why you don’t like the Canson paper. I ran into the issue of filling up the tooth on both paintings! If I learned nothing else during this lesson, it was this!

I decided to only submit these two paintings for this lesson, mostly because of the paper I have. Next lesson I should have the right stuff.

When I was a kid, I was really interested in art and even considered majoring in it at college, but changed to business instead. Now, I am retired and finally have time for a hobby. My brother-in-law has painted in pastels for about 20 years, so I got the idea to pursue this from him. So far, I’m loving it, but really need some guidance. I love your work and your style.

  • Marla Baggetta says:

    Hi Linda,

    Here is your critique. Let me know if you have any questions.



  • Marla Baggetta says:

    Hi Linda,

    This is a really wonderful start. I think you are on the right track. When you get the paper, play with it. It is TOTALLY different. Let me know what you think about it.

    Don’t be afraid to play round with the background a bit; layer color and let the edges be lost and found in some areas. This will lend a more atmospheric feel.

    Great start, though!

  • Linda Love Linda Love says:

    I am adding another pear to my critique. I actually did this one a couple of months ago, but I am really not happy with the first pear I sent you. This one is a much better example of capturing form in the light. Wanted to show you I can do better.

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