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on: October 18, 2017, 09:33:33 AM
Went way way too far in changing things on it so much more than i thought i was OVER with doing on paintings.   But, don't care at this POINT....and that's the hardest thing to do, not care about it.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 08:07:36 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: October 18, 2017, 10:44:42 AM
It has the promise of a very good painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: You have a contrast problem here. All the flowers in the very bright light should be very much darker. Anything you look at against bright light becomes a silhouette and darker than the perceived base colour. similarly, the flowers against the lower darker section should look lighter than the perceived colour.

Darken up the top flowers and then darken up the area around the lower flowers to make them look lighter, iow, deepen up the shadows in the foliage and leave these flowers untouched. Do this, and repost the painting for me to see. O0
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Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 11:08:50 AM
Dennis thanks,         at this point I['m terrified of it because i have changed it so many times and my anxiety is thru the roof. I think I will leave it for a few days then do what you say....it's too risky to work over the wet paint right now.
But you mean i should darken the YELLOW flowers against the bright light, correct? (and i understand about darkeningAROUND the lower flowers).    What i don't get is...deepen up the shadows in the foliage and leave what flowers untouched? The peripheral flowers?
By the way, just go over the top of the yellow petals what i did already? i.e. darker?
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Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 12:57:20 PM

i'M a total nervous wreck. I change it so manyu times using turpentine. That's something i cannot change about myself. I did what you said Dennis, i can see what you mean now. It really started going downhill beceause it was getting so overworked and dirty instead of fresh................yea, i think i ruined another one. (After i said all this i got it out again and wiped off all the flower heads almost.....and quickly did them darker etc..better than it just before posting this time. Obsessed!!
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 08:07:49 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 #4 on: October 19, 2017, 05:51:15 AM
I like this last version the best. I think you're safe to call this done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 07:15:57 AM
Val thanks...but......................boy do it get upset with myself. It's only a painting repeat repeat!!  I find that i do better with things that have structure in them, a building, geometry etc.   This free form stuff, i cannot resist the temptation to fix and redo constantly. I mean like the background for instance, trying to make it just right way way before the flowers come into play, that kind of thing. Dennis.....do you ever still do a painting that comes out terrible? I suppose i know the answer already..yes.  No one can tell me their isn't a good amount of LUCK when i comes to a good painting, you just have to let it go where it goes, some paintings more than others....just destroyed it oopps.
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Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 05:40:30 PM
 :doh: I guess it's done now then. Never mind Pat, just move on to the next one. Just remember that no matter what style you attempt your painting, it will take more than a few to really get comfortable with it. Just keep painting, it will not improve unless you do.

I've got my new pastels all sorted into my box ready to start.... it actually feels a little scary, even though I have done a couple of paintings with the cheaper pastels. Mind games.... makes you crazy!  :crazy2:
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Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 04:07:58 AM
Val, check my post in NEW wildflowers...i had did a completely new one of them on a new canvas. Very different, but at least it's something. I don't know why it's such a big deal when a painting goes so wrong. That was about two days ago and i still am upset and dwelling over it. Biggest problem has always been wiping off 7 out of 10 brush strokes with turp. I have to BUILD, not backtrack. After around 7 or 8 years now, i still am doing it, but...........it's slightly better, so it's a long process. You're right about style. Takes a liffetime of painting to do it. Actually, I'm not sure about style with me because I would have to be painting 7 days a week to "develop" a style. I tried pastels too Val. I did a few and sold them. They do have a really good rich color to them 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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