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on: August 01, 2018, 11:29:05 AM
Maybe 7 hours on it the other day, and another 2 yesterday...but i had done this about a year ago originally. It is one of those that i cannot leave alone.  But seriously, i feel comfortable now that it's as good as i can get it.
Wonder how many , if any, here posts on facebook....i do, and rarely ever get any comments or likes.    Maybe they just aren't into art.  When i post a photograph, i DO get likes, and some comments occasionally. It dissapoints me thinking, maybe i'm not very good at painting because of it.PS.         YOU do have to ENLARGE this, otherise the colors are dull looking (also i did make it slightly dark to begin with)
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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: August 01, 2018, 08:20:02 PM
That's it! You've captured the mood, the atmosphere. Back away, please tell me you have not touched it anymore. If you have, I swear I'll pull out my hair!  :pullhair:   

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Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 10:17:29 PM
No Val, since this post, i think that was final..nothing done since to it.  It was hanging in the living room and i HAD to put it away in the closet because no doubt i would be at it more if i saw it on the wall. It's rediculous what i do to paintings...i use my finger nails scratching top layer of paint etc...a knife for same.........all while trying to make it not look like i used a knife...(it's very very fine scratches)...and then smudge that up with my thumb since i don't like THAT...........hours of thsi kind of thing! But i can't read things anymore on how it's supposed to be done and you should not do it like this or that. That really disturbs me then. I just DO IT anyway.............but i don't know it's not a good habit.   I just try to find a WAY..............that resolves problematic areas and get it as correct as i possible can.
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 #3 on: August 04, 2018, 04:33:37 AM
It seems to me that anyway that produces such fine paintings has to be a 'right' way. This is one case where the ends justify the means! :clap:


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Reply #4 on: August 04, 2018, 06:24:10 PM
Thanks Linley!  I just remind myself of those people who do paintings on the head of a pin and I've seen in Ripley's Believe it or Not one time a huge mural covering a wall of the Mona Lisa made out of individual 1 inch pieces of burn toast! Each one having just the right amount of "burn" to it.And the list goes on............so, yes, i know i do things in a very round about way and scratch and dig and smear and dab but in the end........at the same time, it's not really something i would recommend. It's just that I have a continous invisioning and i follow it all the way. I do back up an equal amount though because i was wrong or the brush stroke wasn't perfect etc. Yes, it's frustrating just listening to how i do things i know.  I just have to follow my heart and try to continue to find a happy medium without going extreme like this.
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.