Feedback and questions about your paintings.

If you want to ask for feedback or advice about your own painting, or you have a question about something I haven’t covered in my You Tube videos, or you have a suggestion for a topic you would like me to cover you’re in the right place!

Just leave me a comment with your question and/or a link to your painting and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy painting!


19 thoughts on “Feedback and questions about your paintings.”

  1. Hi Lindy! Dave Atchison here. Sharing one of my recent pastel paintings with you. My niece posted my photo to her instagram account and the link is below. Please let me know if you have trouble accessing it.

    Otherwise here is a link to the Facebook photo as well:

    Thank you in advance for your help and feedback.


  2. been subscribed to your YouTube Channel for a while and have given pastels a go. Here’s a pastel i’ve done. I’m confused about values in pastels and need feedback. In doing my watercolors the receding landscape items are greyed/subdued but I notice that you have dark values for background items. What to do? Feddback greatly appreciated.


    1. Thanks for watching my channel. You have exactly the right idea about values – they are just the same as any other medium including watercolours. The distance is usually lighter, cooler and bluer than the foreground. It’s all relative and I do sometimes use darker colours in the distance but they are always cooler than the foreground which helps them recede. Thanks for sharing your painting which has a lovely sense of farm life and a great sense of distance in your hills. One thing I notice is that the left of the river is very sunlit while the right is much darker. It will help the painting if you lighten up the side of the right hand hill to suggest a sunlit side and a shadowed side. You could also darken up the shadowed side of the trees and the farm buildings.
      And you might add some shadows from the fence on the grass. You already have some good highlights on the sunlit side of the tree.
      It takes a lot of practice when you start a new medium and you look like you’re making a great start.
      Happy painting.


  3. I’m a beginner and sent some of my work to critique he said it was very good considering I have been doing this a very short time, but they need to look more professional. What does this mean?


  4. It’s hard to say without seeing any of your paintings. It doesn’t seem to be a very helpful comment though. If you would like to send me a link to a few of your paintings on Instagram, FB or similar I would be happy to give you some feedback.Happy painting!


    1. On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 5:26 PM LindyWhittonStudio wrote:

      > lindywhitton commented: “It’s hard to say without seeing any of your > paintings. It doesn’t seem to be a very helpful comment though. If you > would like to send me a link to a few of your paintings on Instagram, FB or > similar I would be happy to give you some feedback.Happy painti” >


    2. Thank you. I will send a few,but please take into consideration I have only been doing this a few retired and it gives me something to do. Your videos have helped me a lot. Keep up the good work


      1. Hi Kip, there’s always something positive in every painting and something to learn from no matter how long we’ve been painting Even after all these years I very, very rarely finish a painting and am perfectly happy with all of it. I look forward to seeing your paintings and will be a kind critic 🙂


      2. I’m not very iPad literate, so I sent you some pictures by messenger on fb appreciate your comments and time. You must be a busy, busy woman. Ps love your paintings


  5. I have a question: I have heard that if you use a very soft pastel (like Sennelier) early in your painting, you risk filling up the tooth of the paper.I am wanting to try blocking in my dark colors with a soft pastel and water (or alcohol) but I am concerned about having the same problem. Will a pastel and water underpainting fill up the tooth of the paper to the point where it becomes difficult to use a medium pastel like a Rhembrandt over it?


    1. Sorry I took so long to reply, your question got lost in my pending folder. It doesn’t matter if you use hard or soft pastels for an underpainting you are going to wash into the paper with alcohol or water. Once you turn pastel to liquid it will fill the tooth the same amount . There should be no problem using a Rembrandt over a washed pastel underpainting. I never really have any problems as I almost always use a grit paper which takes many layers. Happy painting!


  6. Hi Lindy! I’ve just enjoyed watching your latest video, ‘Paint a Moody Seascape’. It was great being able to see your reference photo, as you worked. I don’t know how she does it (but it may help you, if you can work it out!), but a pastel artist, Emma Colbert on YouTube, has a small screen shot of her reference, superimposed on her screen. (You might need to take a look to see what I mean.). I love that you show the photo, but just thought you might have more freedom with your working space, if you worked it that way? Once again, thank you so much for your generosity with your skill and talent!


    1. Thanks for the tip Jacqui, I know about the superimposed photo idea but haven’t yet worked out how to do it. Must try harder!


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