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on: July 26, 2018, 08:23:54 PM
Did this about a year ago. It was my 3rd attempt at this particular one.  I have worked on it many times and yesterday another few hours.  I think it's pretty good.....i could be a surgen the way i dissect a painting!


The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 09:46:54 PM
You are absolutely right! But I think it's more than pretty good. It's a real piece of alright!  O0      :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 10:02:43 PM
 :clap: Wow, this is stunning, Pat. I thought I was looking at a reference photo at first.
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Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 10:18:20 PM
Thanks Kathy and Val.   Of course since.......posting, i've messed a few more hours! I "sway" alot on small subtlties, but know enough not to go out on a limb and change anything even semi-major! Actually think it's slightly better now!But it's still not something i like to practice doing as a habit.  I went thru many the other day touching up, and noticed i do have alot of just plain bad ones that never made it, in spite of all the hours i tried saving those.  It's not bothering me as much as it used to though.  Maybe getting better at not taking it too seriously as i used too....when you start painting, you just better NOT take it too seriously, because that's why most people end up quitting.  DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH OF YOURSELF! I always did, and i put myself thru you wouldn't believe with so many paintings..it was not worth that.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.