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patindaytona

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on: April 15, 2017, 04:37:15 AM
I've tried painting this one 3 or possibly 4 times already. I've gotten last one out many times over the course of a few years to try and make it better, which didn't happen.
I'm going to try it again. A much larger one..   18 x 24"
I feel strongly that i can do a much better job this time with more experience behind me now. This is not a painting. This is the reference photo i took of a girl in the Philippines.

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: April 17, 2017, 07:13:41 AM
this is such a beautiful photo.  I am sure you will do justice to your photo.   good luck.  :painting:
Danielle
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Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 01:00:11 AM
What a moving photograph! Maybe you could share your paintings with us which you've already painted?
This would also look good in WC or CP.
Life is more exciting with art....


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Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 09:03:26 AM
I abandoned it again.   After a few days of work on it. Just can't do it. Finally got to the eyes and it is exactly what i went thru before with the other paintings of it. Put in the whites of the eyes so many times and tried all the reflections in the pupils...........just will not work. I need to take a deep breath and do some other subjects.
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 #4 on: April 22, 2017, 03:23:35 PM
This has always been a favourite of mine Pat. Good on you for giving it another go. There's always another day.  O0
Cheers, Val

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Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 04:06:49 PM
Perhaps shoot some Krylon Clear acrylic spray paint on some mat board and just work on the eyes?


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Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 11:44:29 AM
Hello everybody sorry for taking SO LONGGG to reply here. I've just gotten myself into a unhappy mood or whatever you call it after that last BOUT with painting several in a row last time. I've painted this one before so it's number three........yes, i remember now, i couldnt' do it!! I tried and tried, just could not figure out why on this photo as a painting. But I  moved on and it's ok. I'm about to do another one of a bird this time...see what happens. Thanks for your comments nice people.
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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