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RE: [teacherartexchange] Critique Please


From: The Ericksons (familyerickson_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Mar 15 2009 - 16:42:47 PDT

I love your watercolors. I think the background looks unfinished. But I
like the idea of a mystery in the background. Have you considered a vague
gray animal that cannot readily be identified?

-----Original Message-----
From: Woody Duncan []
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 6:05 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Critique Please

Critique Please:

I just finished my watercolor of Tiffanie and Tim at the Albuquerque
Zoo. I hope to enter
it into Watercolor USA in Springfield, Missouri. It's a different
approach than I've taken
before. I left a large are of the background pure white. I hoped the
viewer would imagine
what Tim is taking a photo of. I wanted to avoid a complex and
distracting background.
Was that a good decision or am I deluding myself. When the subject
matter is so precious
to me it tends to cloud my judgement. I'd appreciate your comments -
my feelings can't be
hurt. I've entered Watercolor USA a few times before and always been
rejected. I've
developed a tough hide.
                                        Thank You, Woody
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You can see four earlier stages of this watercolor starting with the

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