Artist Spotlite – June Smith

Artist: June Smith

Location: Lucan Ontario

Title: “Peace”

Dimensions: 8×10

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Comments From the Artist: I love nature and this is where I find inner contentment. I am now retired and decided to make cards and prints of my paintings I welcome your comments as I really want to learn more. Thank you for taking time to review my work.


  1. says

    Beautiful work….the warm feeling of the late-day sun is very powerful.
    I can’t explain why but I think the painting would be more effective if the weed-bed low centre offshore were gone.
    I’m not sure but i think it bothers the eye flow around the painting but maybe it’s just me.
    Lovely work….looks much like the countryside up here.
    Cheers from Canada North

  2. Juliet says

    Loved the colours of this painting. In my mind’s eye I could image a lone wolf in the foreground, head raised, jaws open in a cry to the wilderness.

  3. Michael says

    Hi June, I’m new here and new to painting. I wish I had some good advice for you. I love your painting, the color is awesome please keep up the good work.

  4. Lynn Marlowe says

    Different with the warm colors. I feel you need something in the middle there (duck?) as a focal point. Just opinion. Like it.

  5. Jayne Cummins says

    Hi June
    I love the overall feel to the painting – the sky and water is well done. My only criticism is that when painting land with water in front – it looks best and more realistic if the line is horizontal. Also if the water is still – wouldn’t there be a reflection of the land on the water too – not just the tree sticks?
    The trees in the foreground and the rocks are really good.
    Well done.

  6. (RAMBO) Teresa Da Ponte says

    Hi June, we love the colours, such a beautiful painting reminds me of the Group of Seven artist’s which is a very positive thing. I don’t know anything about art so no advice from me. I just know when I love something and I definetely love this piece and I could just stare at it forever. Good luck and keep up the great work.

  7. says

    Hi June,

    The title of this painting certainly conveys the feeling that you have captured. It is PEACEFUL and your use of the warm color to capture that late afternoon glow is very well done!

    I would like to make a few suggestions. For more drama in a painting, it is best to place the horizon line either above or below the mid point of your canvas. I feel that by lowering the horizon line to give us more of the sky “shape” in your painting, would provide the viewer with a nice background shape to show off the textures you used in those foreground tree shapes. Also by lowering the horizon you would not have all of that middle “water area” in your painting. It would be a narrower more interesting shape of water.

    The shapes in the foreground of your painting don’t bother me, but it is the use of white on these shapes that does not seem to go with the rest of your warm tonal painting. If those white shapes would be a warmer tone (incorporating some of that warm color used elsewhere in your painting into the white shapes) the painting would feel more connected. Sometimes as artists we need to substitute those things that nature has given for things that will make for a better painting. I am not sure if the white shapes are snow, but warming up these shapes to be a part of the overall warm tone of the painting would not draw attention to these shapes but connect them to the whole.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us. Keep practicing and keep painting!

    Ingrid đŸ˜‰

  8. June Smith says

    Thank you very much for taking the time to look at my painting
    I really appreciate all the remarks and the constructive suggestions I received
    I was really nervous about sending this in
    I am currently taking an ink and watercolor course here and I am enjoying it
    I am looking forward to seeing the future artwork from the group
    This is a great way to learn new ideas
    Thank you Ralph for all your work in creating this website
    Very Sincerely
    June Smith

  9. June Smith says

    Thank you Frank for your nice comments — It gave me enough nerve to send another one to Ralph yesterday

    It is called Early Winter —
    so — it is in the ‘que’

    June Smith
    Lucan,Ont., Canada

  10. Adam Horwitz says

    Hi June. Are you the June Smith who painted a portrait of my late grandfather, Syd Sunderland?

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  12. says

    I just stumbled across this page .. It is many years old now – back when I was living in the country — had computer problems and no one to help me out there — still not very bright — living in the citly — Is the group still active ?

  13. Tom Decker says

    June, my daughter has a vibrant watercolor hanging in her home, and it’s got your name on it. Any chance we could take a picture of it and send it to you for a verification. We’re in El Cajon, CA, USA. Thanks, Tom Decker

  14. says

    Hi Ralph .. got in the site okay .. I see the nice letter from Tom Decker .. I do not do watercolors and always sign AJS… my name is a very common one .. if this is a new entry .???. I could send a letter .. if old there is no point .. june

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