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patindaytona

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on: June 18, 2013, 06:58:09 PM
This is the photograph reference i'm using to paint from. It is the second one I've done of this.
I was excited at first about getting that nice infused light especially on the distant rocks.............now, as it turns out, they look better almost solid black, because of the contrast of light against dark.
This is was confuses me so much when i paint. I try to paint what is "correct" from the physical world as it is, but then for some reasons (like the one i just tried to make sense out of), it turns out that things look better many times in a painting "otherwise".
Anyone else here come across this STRANGGGGE phenomenon??
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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