Paula Romano – Winter Glow

Critique Submitted: August 14th 05:59PM

Hi Marla, first I very much enjoy your lessons and tips. Your work is beautiful. Next a bit about me. I am 66, recently retired. I have been “drawing” since I could hold a crayon, never had any training or lessons before yours. Since I have a bit more time now I thought I would see what a little practice might let me achieve. I chose pastels because I have never held a brush except to paint walls and didn’t want to start there. I consider myself a beginner. So that said, with all the courage I could muster I am sending the lesson piece from Winter’s Glow, along with the second piece you provided as a demo. Also two pieces from my photos, one of a Cape Cod beach in winter, and one of a cranberry bog ( not snow but all the floating berries appealed to me ). Photos included. Paper is Pastel Premier. A variety of pastels, including Terry Ludwig, Sennelier, and Mt Vision. I very much admire your looser/easy style. As you can see left to my own devices I resort to a much more over worked “realistic” style.
Anyway critique as many as you like,and since technology is not my friend, if I have submitted incorrectly just have support let me know and I will try again.

  • Chris Huish says:

    Hi Paula,

    I noticed Marla’s critique wasn’t posted here. So I added it for you.

  • Marla Baggetta says:

    Hi Paula,

    So sorry for not commenting sooner…These are really great. Thanks for posting the progress. I think it’s important for everyone to see the struggles as well as the final result which I think is very successful! The cranberry bog is also very satisfying. The composition and color dynamics are strong. I would just keep working on mark making and just gaining the all important mileage!

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