Tuesday, September 7, 2010

EYE MAGNET-"Dots, Stripes, and Baby" in "The Artist's Magazine". If you scroll down, see the magazine article at the end.

This October issue of "The Artist's Magazine" contained this critique under the feature, Art Clinic, critiqued by artist, Greg Albert, who "saw" so many pertinent and positive things. And, his suggestions for improvement were right on the money.
When reading Greg A.'s critiques, one learns the fine points of HOW to critique, (describing all good artistic techniques first, then following up with suggestions for improvement.) There's a lot to learn by paying attention to this kind of critique. 
(Click on the page below to enlarge to read. Then, if needed, do, Ctrl+) Very astute critique.
Now, did I learn anything from this critique? Actually, quite a bit and a very important technique. What Greg Albert zeroed in on is important to the painting. I enjoyed reading his verbalization of what I was portraying. Very intensive and comprehensive critique. I love the way he uses an actual painting to "teach". I especially learned that when reviewing and analyzing one's painting one last time, to look for places and edges of confusion as one scans over all. I totally missed the areas he pointed out and will rectify those areas in the near future. Like he said they are easily fixed in this painting. Just should be done to carry it to the next level. 


  1. That's so great! Congratulations! Their art clinic is one of my favorite features of the magazine. I usually get a copy of this so I'll definetly look it up.

    And personally, I think your painting is gorgeous! So sweet :)

  2. Woooooowwwwww!!!!! Que belleza , esta obra te quedo genial!!! Un abrazo.

  3. I love this. We "decorate" our babies to within an inch of their lives (I know I have spent $$ at Gymboree) and, of course the true beauty is their sweet little selves. Which you captured so charmingly. Congrats on an exciting composition that makes me smile.

  4. Congratulations on being published in a national magazine! Excellent work and I am very proud for my internet friend.

  5. Double Wow and Congratulations! I haven't yet read the article but am so happy you posted it! You know I love this painting - yesterday I made a dash to our local bookstore (not a chain) Waynesville is "small town" and was told they do not carry THE ARTIST. Must feel so good seeing your painting in a national art magazine! Now - I'm refilling my coffee mug and am going to enjoy a delicious morning read!

  6. I love the art clinic section as well. I just got the magazine but haven't read it yet. I love the piece you submitted and can't wait to read about it more. Congrats!

  7. Crystal, thanks for your inspiring comments. I look forward to reading them.
    Isabel, you always make me chuckle and delight me with your Wowwwww's. Think you are saying, "What beauty. This painting is cool. A hug." Not quite sure of the translation.
    Margaret, Love your comments. Thanks.
    Vicki, thanks and feel honored to be your internet friend.
    Rosemary, thanks for your enthusiasm. Did you enjoy the article? And, btw, it's in "The Artist's Magazine" Did you ask a different name?
    Nancie, thanks for your comments and congrats.

  8. Hi Ruth,

    your painting is such a beautiful piece. I admire your talent and skill.

    Congratulation and thanks for the article of the Artist's Magazine. It was very interesting and educationally to read the hints and tipps.

    And last but not least, thank you for visiting my blog for the 'inspiration' ;;;)


  9. Congratulations, Ruth! I can't think of anyone more deserving of this honor. I know you must be very excited. I have loved this painting ever since I first saw it and it received such a positive critique! :)

  10. Hi Ruth, I enjoyed visiting your blog. The article was very positive with only a few hints to try to take the watercolor to the next level. Congratulations!