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on: May 25, 2013, 11:40:45 AM
About 40 hours into the painting...portrait of friend with cat. Third attempt at this one. Had it perfect many times. Got up at 2am. once, slept till up more work. Got up this morning again..i wipe off many hours or days! of work in a minute sometimes only to panic and see i destroyed all of it. Sometimes i get lucky.
Point is...when you paint and you at least THINK something is building of the already context for a while, and you THINK it's looking better, it's incredible, for lack of better word, to find when you do wipe out an area to see just how for you've MIGRATED from the original sketch (which is of course absolutely correct without a doubt).
That's when things can be good knowing you got back to the correct proportion.
Anyway, can't let my momentum of impulse get it out anymore...right now, i think it's in the ballpark of "good"
I know..use the parchment, and i should, but don't.   I'm so reluctant to change something, even if i put the parchment over the painting to see i HAVE to change it now. In long run, i'm sure it would be a helpful thing though.
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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