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Title: Going Over Many Times
Post by: patindaytona on November 06, 2012, 01:08:04 AM
This has probably been said alot at least in other words perhaps by many artists, but I just found my own words as to the reason why not to be going over things alot..this upset the "rythm" of the original brush strokes applied. Say folds of cloth, trees, actually anything.
Title: Re: Going Over Many Times
Post by: Riya on November 07, 2012, 09:09:06 AM
Hi Pat, not only you loose the spontaneous look of the strokes, but also the texture of the canvas or canvasboard. It happend to me many times, and i didn't like it ans the painting just lost its charm. Now i'll sand down the spot where i lost the texture and most of the tome it is coming back, but sometimes i sand down too far and loosr the texture also. Better is, never go over a nice spot to many times, it seldom turnes out better.
Title: Re: Going Over Many Times
Post by: patindaytona on November 07, 2012, 12:42:57 PM
Rita, it is very hard to cover all bases when painting, continually having to wrap one's mind around all aspects. Especially if we tend to pay alot of attention to detail and refining things. It's alway sacrificing one over another. I have be extremely careful with cleaning brushes the last painting and stilll...some areas suffered some. I didn't look the texture so much, but instead any kind of mud will collect into the pockets of the canvas weave and you have to continually freshend areas to cover it.