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Constructive Criticism On My Oil Painting

Yesterday I posted a photo of a current painting on my Facebook page and requested friends to provide some constructive criticism. Outside of one suggestion, which I had sort of fed them on the post, they provided nothing. Below is the painting.  I hated it when I started but it grew on me as I continued to work on it. If you are willing, please provide me with some constructive criticism. At Joshua Tree

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Botanical Gardens – San Antonio

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Experiment in Paint

After work, I spent an hour or so painting.  The first painting was terrible.  It was a landscape that I started last weekend and over the week I progressively made it uglier.  It’s not finished and probably never will be.  As a matter of fact it will likely be scraped off of the canvas in the hope that the canvas can be used for something worthy in the future.  It will not be shared on this blog.

But I wanted to paint something.  So I grabbed a small canvas, about 8″x8″, and a small palette knife.  I’ve never painted with a palette knife but today I thought, what the heck.  Let’s give it a go.  It’s not finished but below is what came of the oil paint adventure.  Not beautiful, but not hideous either.

Landscape

In The Marsh

Oil on canvas