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patindaytona

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on: November 15, 2018, 02:27:23 AM
From one of my past photos.  I spent oh...about 5 hours on the crummy one. Then another  oh...14 ? on the other one. I said, it's DONE, no more, i put it away...about 5 times, and worked on it about 4 hours every time i got it out again.........and it WAS GOOD.   I was extremely critical about NOT loosing the outline (composition) of ANYTHING. That .....i was NOT going to loose.  I'm pretty sick as you can imagine by now. My nerves are shot....anyway........
  (could have brightened them a little more in photoshop...as they need brighter light...was using white (should have gotten brightwhite instead i.e.paper)
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: November 15, 2018, 03:26:36 AM
  They are both good  :clap: :clap: :clap: The second one has much more interest and character  O0
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Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 01:20:59 PM
Thanks alot Dennis!! Oh by the way, i got up at 2am last night and messed some more on the rock till 8am. this morning......................never ends. I'm HYPER critical believe me and i don't give in to anything unless i'm very sure about being satisfied by what i see...but....obviously, things change and the rock is slightly different now. Not drastically, but i still think it is good. My mind always wonders if i'm not seeing it. I put it away and continue to wonder with doubt. I'm sure it's ok though, not bad at all. THANKS dennis.
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: November 22, 2018, 12:18:46 AM
I am in total agreement with Dennis.  O0
Nice work with your values. Well done you!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: November 22, 2018, 06:34:20 PM
Thanks Val. As always, a painting or a drawing isnt' captured so well when you take a photo of it, but that's ok, since the actual drawing has more value shades and is better.  And believe me, i do a good job photographing them. I use TWO flash units bounced off ceiling/walls for soft light. I have a very very expensive camera. I KNOW photoshop and other programs VERY well and edit. I lower contrast all the way to get as many values etc etc....just can't capture good enough though. Sound like me? haha
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 #5 on: November 22, 2018, 10:44:51 PM
Oy!  :doh:      ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #6 on: November 23, 2018, 12:36:52 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Pat, you sound like you are a perfectionist and too hard on yourself. The work that you put out is FANTASTIC and I am sure that if some of us could be half as good as you, we would be ecstatic.


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Reply #7 on: November 23, 2018, 03:21:06 PM
Patrica, i realize i'm very very hard on myself. I know.  And i realize that i'm trying to impress others, much much more than my own self instead. And if i can't, well....i'm not good enough.But the other thing is,  people like yourself who actually love art and see things with so much more appreciation are different than most.  I shouldn't be posting any more on facebook! I get one maybe two "likes" no matter what every time. To me, that is saying ....um, yea, so what...about my works.Then i feel very bad.  At least here on paint basket, were' all in the same boat and know how hard doing art is. It's alot of work! I REALLY appreciate you comment Patricia! I am sorry, but i will always feel under par about my work, no matter what anyone says though. I know when i've done something pretty good, or it's just not good at all. A world of opinions, that is why life is so confusing and chaotic.
From my comment, i wonder if you anyone thinks i over analyze things  ::)
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Reply #8 on: November 24, 2018, 06:39:22 AM
You have to stop being so negative and listen to what  your Paint Basket friends tell you.  O0 You know it takes less muscles to smile than to frown. You also feel better to smile.  ;D
Both drawings are very good. :clap: :clap:
Take a look at something you did when you started on this art journey and I am sure you will be surprised at your progress. We are all on a learning curve and I don't think we ever finish learning even those that we call masters can still be taught something new or different. 
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Reply #9 on: November 24, 2018, 02:20:40 PM
Tersea, i tend to be my own judge and jury.  I can be quite negative about myself, i admit, but i also am very persistant. If I were just plain negative, i would not have done well over a couple hundred paintings and drawings. Each one of them was an immense struggle for me personally because i never let go too soon. Their IS a negative aspect here, but it's for the reason that I am a perfectionist and expect way too much of myself. I'm sure underneath it all, i'm just humbling myself about how i feel towards my work.
Smiling or frowning is irrelavant I don't smile unless it's a reaction that causes it. I don't wear it like alot do.
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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 #10 on: November 27, 2018, 08:26:51 AM
I feel sad for you.
TeresaM
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Reply #11 on: December 01, 2018, 04:00:03 AM
Got it.
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.