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on: September 24, 2017, 11:51:58 AM
Painting of my wife Maria 
« Last Edit: September 25, 2017, 06:33:01 AM by patindaytona »
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: September 25, 2017, 11:21:20 AM
Lovely work Pat :clap:
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Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 06:21:43 AM
Nice painting. Your wife looks lovely.
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Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 08:15:28 AM
Nice Pat, I'm sensing a bit of a different style here, more relaxed than your earlier paintings.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 09:52:09 AM
I agree wholeheartedly with you there, Val. Good for you, Pat  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 06:06:00 AM
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Reply #6 on: September 30, 2017, 04:47:33 AM
Before even reading this, yes, i notice that it's more relaxed style too. I just didn't care as much as before about what the results would be. Better to not be too particular and over anayze.
A few days of not looking at it always helps final refining...
Thanks for the replies.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2017, 05:45:18 AM by patindaytona »
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: September 30, 2017, 04:02:05 PM
I think you have found your way to a better path, I can see down the road this more relaxed attitude will really allow your true artistic self to shine. I can't wait to see where it leads.  :congrats:

Hope you didn't suffer damages from the storms. Glad you guys are safe.  :-*
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Reply #8 on: October 01, 2017, 04:21:14 PM
Hi Val, i get very tense when i paint, so every so often, but not too oftne i'll paint one. THinking of doing a wild flower one next, but try to keep it high key...that's one thing i tried with the portrait, because it's very easy to get things looking too dark instead of light. No damage thanks for asking. Alot of wood and debri still in front of every house waiting yet to be taken care of.
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: October 02, 2017, 12:13:50 PM
Good to hear no damages Pat.  O0

Oh boy.... I understand the tense, I still go through a paranoid scenario every time I get set to start a new drawing/painting, doesn't matter which one. I'll look at it and say, "Where shall I start?" I don't think it, I actually say it! I talk to the walls, the heavens, whatever is about, and when the answer is not forthcoming..... that's when I drag in the Clark Boys.  :doh: If I'm working w/c, I naturally start with Dennis. I tell Nolan he's not a watercolourist so he can sit this one out!  ??? Then I feel bad since he does do acrylics, so I'll allow him to toss in his two pence.  :crazy2:

Do you ever talk to yourself when you paint Pat?
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Reply #10 on: October 03, 2017, 07:11:03 AM
Not talking tomyself while painting, but humming constantly out of nervousness to sooth my impatient heart. Hardest part for me val is when you put it away, and know you have to continue something. It's like being left off in the middle of the woods and picking right back up again in same spot following day. At least while you're painting for a while, you're what they call in the zone. Totally out of it next day.
I usually try to get a jump start because of that and just cover the canvas up with general colors and values and chisel it out more and more like marble later on. That way, i'm at least feeling like i got a jump start on it.......always looks that way if you cover the canvas up even though you haven't gotten particular yet.  So, i don't care............too much about the beginning stage. It's not something you should worry about because it's just a generalization.
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Reply #11 on: October 03, 2017, 11:27:40 AM
I always used to play music when I drew or painted. I find I don't do that as much anymore, I prefer the quiet solitude.... when I'm not talking to myself that is.  :2funny:

I'm going to try a lot more under painting, this could get really exciting.  :faint:
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Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 04:45:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely work Pat.   Patricia
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Reply #13 on: October 08, 2017, 02:14:22 PM
Thanks Patricia..and everyone for the nice comments.
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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