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05-08-2003, 05:51 AM
Hi guys...

This one is painted quite quickly in less than 2 hours.

9.5" x 12" Terschelling Block

Seems so tiny after the painting the mural... lol.

Critiques and comments welcome as usual.


05-08-2003, 05:56 AM

05-08-2003, 07:15 AM
Perfect Marvin! :clap:

05-08-2003, 07:36 AM
Hi Marvin,
Criticize your work is a very very risky business...:D
If I may say one thing..
I think you can improve your painting by bringing more light in it, a feeling of sunlight. Maybe by leaving the walls of the house complete white..
I don't know...Composition, techniques..everything is perfect, but I miss a more sunny feeling (who am I?
Best regards

Strawberry Wine
05-08-2003, 08:01 AM
Hi Marvin:

I just love how you have painted the road! Beautiful painting umm, but I think Jan has a good point.


05-08-2003, 08:40 AM

05-08-2003, 08:46 AM
Marvin, it's always a pleasure to see your work. I'd bet your home is full of wonderful paintings! What a joy!

Little Old Lady
05-08-2003, 09:00 AM
Looks great to me.

05-08-2003, 09:03 AM
It's wonderful, Marvin

As I read the comments, I also wondered how it would be if you tried an extreme light source painting.....

Just a thought

05-08-2003, 09:14 AM

Great painting and as all ways trees, grass, foliage are great, however I would have to agree with Pam and Jan. Your light source is hard to figure out.

Would love to see you work on a painting like Pam suggested.


05-08-2003, 09:36 AM
Great painting as usual Marvin...

05-08-2003, 12:35 PM
It looks okay (no great) to me. I want to disagree about showing sunlight. The sun is not always visibly noticable but IMHO the sky is. I always suggest that some sky color be shown on the object or ground or water even if its' only subtle.

Perhaps shadow will determine the light and not a visible sun.

I'm not an expert yet but there's my 2 cents worth.

05-08-2003, 12:56 PM
very nice as usual !

lyn lynch
05-08-2003, 01:44 PM
Interesting comment.
As the first member of WC to have physical possession of Mr. Chew original, I state that I would not like him to adapt to Western views of light source. Marvin's style is unique to that which I have seen, charming, even, and I like feel of transplantation to foreign land that I will not visit in this lifetime.

And, I love this little wooden house, perfect it its setting; I know its location is a place I have never seen. I would not expect to see strong whites in this setting.

Marvin Chew Fan Club

05-08-2003, 02:02 PM
Thanks everyone for your comments and especially the critique about light source... yes, that's the bit that keep bothering me.. I'll still trying to get some light in my painting.... which means to keep more white!

Fookie, thanks.. if you look at my teacher's works... we paint almost the same type of subjects... landscape and street scenes but he has very good light effect... which I don't have..

05-08-2003, 02:06 PM
I don't mean to be critical, I agree that the Oriental feel to your work is what makes it exciting.....

I meant....for a change....experiment.....kinda like drawing all our ugly faces....have fun

try something new!

05-08-2003, 02:17 PM
No problem, Pam... I want critiques cos that's how I improve. ;)

05-08-2003, 02:26 PM
Very nice Marv.......like the saved whites and and the bit of red around the roof........
Well done.....

05-08-2003, 04:58 PM
You are amazing - wonderful!

05-08-2003, 05:02 PM
I really like this one too Marvin!! Great scene and you did very well with it. I can't believe this was accomplished in only two hours!:clap: :clap: :clap:

05-08-2003, 07:08 PM
:clap: :clap::clap:
Great job. A masterpiece of two hours.
I love the subject. As I enjoy all your paintings.
Keep up the good work.

05-08-2003, 07:45 PM
Hi Marvin,

Lovely painting. The lighting is what I would call cloudy bright.
IMHO it works really well with the sky you have chosen.

05-08-2003, 08:44 PM
Super work Marvin. I really like the compostion, the peaceful and natural rendition of the trees and the effective use of a limited palette. I wish I could accomlish as much in two days let alone two hours.:)
Art:clap: :clap:

05-08-2003, 09:36 PM
Lovely as usual Marvin :)

05-08-2003, 09:42 PM
Marvin, I cannot offer a critique because I simply don't have the experience... but even though this is a beautiful painting, the composition and colours are wonderful, it does not seem to have the same depth as some of your other work... I'm so impressed that you finished this in such a short amount of time!!! It's lovely.

05-09-2003, 12:05 AM
Wonderful scene!

I really like the path.

Frank Fan
05-09-2003, 12:07 AM
Hi, Marvin,
It is a great ti am always waiting for your new work on the forum, this one is as good as usual and is also the subject I like most, some one talking about sunlight, does it mean you can have more strong cast shadow? I scan two image deal with cast shadow in the book written by Robert Wade, hope it's helpful, you can not give more white, but you can give more dark like the image I modified, but it's only my feeling.

05-09-2003, 01:30 AM
Thanks everyone...

Frank, thanks for showing me .... in Pam's word "MORE DARKS!!!"

lyn lynch
05-09-2003, 01:42 AM
OK, I remember this thread today when I took Marvin's painting to framers. I am trying to put a white matt on it and I cannot. I cannot because there is no white in the painting. All white matts dull the painting's lights. Interesting commentary. I settle on close as I can get white w/a black border on the matt cut, to separate so I think it will work out very nice.

I like what Frank has contributed. Yes, Pamps is right--More darks! LOL.

05-09-2003, 02:41 AM
Here in Oregon, on public television we have Susan Scheewe and Frank Clarke finishing a wonderful watercolor or acrylic painting in a half hour. Can we expect to be watching your show in the future? You seem to put out such beautiful paintings and so quick!

05-09-2003, 07:01 AM
Hi Marvin, this is great.