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Author Topic: A few Questions  (Read 3038 times)


  • Easel
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Reply #15 on: June 27, 2012, 03:39:23 AM
Well, with your impatience perhaps it is a good idea to work plein air.  Complete one painting in a single sitting as quickly as possible. Before you apply any paint, set out your palette colors to get the right tones then have at it.  I would also recommend purchasing a canvas pad to do your paintings on instead of using expensive stretched canvases.  I've actually sold a lot of paintings this way.  Hey, what have you got to lose?


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Reply #16 on: June 27, 2012, 03:08:23 PM
Kelley, Plien air sounds good, but it would have to be with a group, otherwise i might get shot out there ;D
I still think their is a style even if I do it indoors, ..just because I adapt that style indoors doens't mean it's invalid. Besides,..I like to refine it just a little bit more than some would do outdoors very quickly.
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.