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patindaytona

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on: November 24, 2021, 02:05:48 PM
May do three. Like reading a book, I'm understanding each one more and more. Wonder where my last post went??
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 24, 2021, 05:44:42 PM
Anyone every do the same painting twice, three times? When I do one, I see what i wished I should have done to it. Like reading a book more than once, you understand deeper meaning. Doing the Koe Fish. Spent 10 hours on the head of the fish alone. Not complaining, I do that almost every painting I do. I want to understand what it is that's not making sense. Almost always, I find it's about the drawing stage. Not values etc. It's what throws me off. So hard to see! Half done on two of the fish, and going for a third.
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 #2 on: November 24, 2021, 07:55:56 PM
Doing the same or similar painting several times is an excellent practice which I highly recommend.
The first time you are doing something you are still just figuring out what to do, on subsequent attempts you are mastering the skill required to create the artwork.
It doesn't have to be the exact same artwork either. Just painting the same subject matter multiple times will have that effect, eg. paint 20 seascapes or 20 portraits. By the 20th one you will be really good at it O0


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Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 10:01:04 PM
I quite often take a small section of the picture and do a practice piece.


 

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