Where should I start from? Did you create this painting? First of all, I need to say is that I love Paris (eventhough I've never been there). Now, in the picture, I see trees, buildings, people walking maybe? And also I am convinced that there are shops or cafes under the tends with stripes of white and red. The colors are cold and I could say that this represents the season of winter or autumn. I can't draw but I think watercolors give something special to art and in this drawing the colors of blue, red, white, black, grey are making it seem contemporary and it gives vividness. I wish I had this painting on one of my walls!
I have been enjoying your other pieces like this quite a bit, so I find it interesting that you would ask for a critique on this one. This one in particular, while beautiful and visually captivating, I don't believe is as strong a piece as the others. The concept and follow through seem to be the same, BUT this one seems more muddied in color, and you tend to lose the foreground in the dark ground and trees. The background is almost too light, giving the picture a very bottom heavy and flat feeling as though there is nothing beyond the trees. I've seen your other work and your exceptional uses of balance, color and depth, so there isn't anything to really learn from, just to move back toward. With every bit we push away from the norm, the more we need to rely on our bases to make sure that even in the extreme, the message is passed on to the viewer. As an animator and cartoonist, I have to rely on the same principles(although perhaps in a slightly different way), making sure that no matter how far I push something its still recognizable as human, or a tree, a background or a vehicle. Even when going full blown experimental, there is always that base we can touch back on to make sure what we are doing translates, and your base is very very strong and it showed in the earlier pieces like this. Just float back a little bit and adapt what you did early to whatever your next evolution will be. I have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy these pieces and I hope this was helpful in some small way.
J'aime particulièrement ton travail sur le bleu ça donne un côté irréel et intense, décalé. La façon dont tu captes la lumière c'est vraiment très impressionnant, émouvant... Pb je trouve toutes les aquarelles que je vois (les miennes y compris !) particulièrement fades depuis que j'ai vu ton travail !!! Du coup tes FAV ont bcp plus de valeur que les autres pour moi et me poussent à m'améliorer et travailler encore et encore. Merci pour cela et merci pour la magie ...
Im not sure why you feel like there could be anything to critique on most of your artwork! I understand the need for feedback, but who can match your talent in watercolor painting….I challenge anyone to try! You have a true talent for visual sensory…and brilliant use of vivid color! You definitely have your own signature style of brush strokes and blending or bleeding such vivid colors together well. Each work of art unique….and watercolor isn't the only style you create….so there is lots of versatility too. If I wasnt another artist living on Ramen noodles….investing all extra money into art supplies and scraping by…. I would have already purchased two of your paintings! This being one of them.
using black lines in this picture is good, i think. black..ah, black in center individualize other three colors and tighten. this picture is more abstract than other picture that i watched, but, i like such like this too.
First time viewing your work, just happened across it by accident today. Can't say I recognise Paris but this is nonetheless brilliant work. At the lower end of the painting it feels like you've captured the hustle and bustle of a busy city. Even the trees seem to reflect the somewhat chaotic nature of so many strangers trying to move around one another, whilst the only things that seem to stay even remotely still are the buildings themselves, which nonetheless seem to have experienced the wear and tear of being around so many people and people-things. At least... this is my interpretation of your work! The colours you've used really hammer this notion home to me although, I have no idea how that works, LoL!
If you ever feel like doing something like *this* again, I have a suggestion for a scene that might fit it perfectly: Chinese New Year amongst old buildings of an old city, full of life, excitement, blue lanterns and red lion/dragon costumes (I can't remember what it is they use but you can look it up) and fire crackers. Anyway... Good work!