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on: August 26, 2021, 07:57:39 PM
Out of just curiousity, what size canvas do you use? I have been using the 18 x 24" alot past year or two, but I find if i don't step back often, the painting can be very off. It's kind of a chore to continually step back to avoid this.
Thinking if i do another one, I'll choose maybe a 12 x 18" to maintain my perspective while not having to get up and step back.
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Reply #1 on: August 26, 2021, 10:01:29 PM
I generally use 18x24 and 16x20 canvasses, but have been going all sort of sizes lately


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Reply #2 on: August 27, 2021, 03:49:44 PM
Those sizes are nice. I find you really have to continuously step farther back. It's incredible how off things can get if you don't.
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Reply #3 on: August 29, 2021, 10:06:42 PM
What many people do to save themselves stepping back time is to use two mirrors. One behind them pointing at the artwork, then another next to the artwork pointing at the back mirror.
You can then glance at the side mirror to get an instant standing back view of the artwork O0


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Reply #4 on: August 31, 2021, 11:26:41 AM
You could also change the angles to paint the back of your head.
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Reply #5 on: August 31, 2021, 08:41:57 PM
Ok Nolan. I may just step down on the canvas size a bit instead. It's a good idea, but for me, it's not practical...room size, cost.
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Reply #6 on: August 31, 2021, 08:42:33 PM
from my experience those paintings don't sell well :-\


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Reply #7 on: September 01, 2021, 01:04:48 AM
I don't intend to sell so that isn't a factor.
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Reply #8 on: September 01, 2021, 08:22:47 PM
I was referring to the back of the head paintings ;D


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Reply #9 on: September 02, 2021, 02:28:27 PM
 O0
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: September 08, 2021, 12:01:58 AM
Canvas size depends on what I'm doing.  The last couple have been  11 x 14 inches and the two prior to that 16 x 20, I believe.
The time it (a work) takes is the time it takes.


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Reply #11 on: September 08, 2021, 12:46:11 AM
Been doing the 18 x24" for portraits. And for general landscapes. In process of doing two more same size. Large has an appeal of it's own in a way.
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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