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on: October 23, 2016, 07:56:50 AM
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: October 23, 2016, 09:56:30 AM
You have some nice photos here, Pat. Do you plan to paint or draw any of them?  :painting:
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Reply #2 on: October 23, 2016, 03:51:23 PM
Kathy, not really. I have too many, but probably not these...who knows?
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 #3 on: October 24, 2016, 06:02:53 AM
I'd like to have a go at the yellow flower......after I finish your palm silhouette!  :whistle:
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Reply #4 on: October 24, 2016, 11:41:31 AM
Hi Val.................I'm so sick inside. I wiped off both eyes of the Marylin Monroe and got myself in a panic for two hours......i put it in the closet. I pray to God I never get it out agian, or I'll go thru the panicing again.
I think this is the final nail in coffin.......i'm thru. Painting isn't for me.
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 #5 on: October 24, 2016, 02:01:52 PM
Sorry to hear this Pat  :( you are a very talented fellow. You have done some beautiful paintings and drawings, but I do understand that painting is not for everyone.

Your understanding of light and composition shows through in your photography..... which is an art in itself. Be happy in whatever you choose to do.
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Reply #6 on: October 28, 2016, 04:15:19 PM
Hi Val.................I'm so sick inside. I wiped off both eyes of the Marylin Monroe and got myself in a panic for two hours......i put it in the closet. I pray to God I never get it out agian, or I'll go thru the panicing again.
I think this is the final nail in coffin.......i'm thru. Painting isn't for me.
YOu're welcome to do the flower if you want Val
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 #7 on: November 02, 2016, 01:51:50 PM
Many thanks Pat, I've put it over into my 'to do' folder.  :thankyou:
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Reply #8 on: November 03, 2016, 06:59:07 AM
Started the folds in cloth with pear couple days ago. Same thing. I am meticulous till canvas is covered, then doesn't look "good", so i start getting nervous and changing all the work using paper towel and turp.
Did that process twice already on it. Not to mention, i stepped on my Cad. Red. (not the first time) and squirted half the tube out onto the wood floor (at least it is shiny wood). So my feet are covered with it and im tracking it all over the floor, it's like food coloring! My legs covered etc. Yea, you get the idea.
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 #9 on: November 04, 2016, 01:47:44 AM
Oh Pat, all paintings seem to go through the 'fuggly' stage. Particularly w/c...only because that's the main medium I use.  ;)   Happily painting along, then... ee-ewe... caca.  :doh:   I have learned to temper that auto response to immediately get out the fiddle and do exactly that! (not always, but I am getting better) It is just a stage we must learn to work through. It is magic how if you keep the blinders on and keep working forward all of a sudden it all pulls together! Even then if I am not truly satisfied with it, I tuck it away and won't look at it for a week or more. I move on to something else. It is hard to walk away, but really it is nothing more than breaking a bad habit. I am a firm believer that you cannot break a bad habit, you must modify or replace it with a more constructive one. Not as easy as it sounds, but entirely possible.

As for your red paint... at least it wasn't on the carpet, or your new white shirt, or bed..... you are getting better  ;)         ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #10 on: November 04, 2016, 12:29:21 PM
Val, i don't know about you, but i would think most of us including me, like to stop a painting session on a "good note" for the day. Before i know it, it's sinking because i changed too many things, so i have to get it to where i can at least rest my mind on a good note again. You know what happens then.
I am 100 per cent absolutely sure that when i paint, my visual judgement is off. I begin seeing it as making the right choices for a while, then all of a sudden my eyes see the bigger picture and it hits me..........wow, not only are the eyes wrong now, but i see several things off that i changed.
It's like that. I am trusting my vision for a while, then, it's gone.
I know i should paint for only 30 min. and that would be the best thing. Man, i just never stick to what i try to tell myself.
Yea, we replaced our carpet a while back to wood floors, so if i can't stop making a mess, change the house!
I have a passion to do some good work, but if it's not right, it's not right. I see these things, so i'm going to change it those things in the painting. I guess i just paint in a different way. It might be a very round about way and the "hard way", but at least I'm pursuing it. I think what i have is called "Separation Anxiety"...from a painting once i start.
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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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