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patindaytona

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on: October 21, 2017, 12:33:12 PM
Did this today. I will NOT touch it any more (already did after this photo of it....few darker accents around the focal area and a few touchs of the streaked sunlight on background grass as well as on the strip crossing over stream to the bush with more yellowish.   
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Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 05:36:48 PM
Beautiful  :clap: :clap: :clap: Your style of painting has changed to lively and bright colours, and this tells me, from my many years experience in dealing with students,  that there is a change emotionally and the way you look at life lately, and I like it. :yippee: Tell me if I am right.
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Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 04:11:46 AM
Dennis, well, not so sure about change of life outlook, but with painting, I just beginning to say hey, the big picture is i see in this section a background of a dark coolish grey and just put that section in. Same with everywhere else. Then, on top of that etc etc..easy to say i know, but it's like chiseling a block of stone to me. No over analyzing anymore. Rough to more refine AND working all areas equally so i get less hung up on an area.    I did fuss with a few things on this one AFTER posting it. Question: Do you fuss and fiddle at all with a painting? I've read some artist claim to do no more than 2-3 brush marks when painting. But i DO see the difference here is fiddling at the END of a painting is different. I am going to go get one more canvas this morning and by the end of today unless i don't have time, I'll post a new painting...just to prove I'm on the right track now. Thanks for your input on this one though because I felt unsure about this one.
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Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 06:00:59 AM
 :heeha: I like this one Pat! Love the little falls as it comes down and passes the mill. Great movement in the stream as the water rushes by. I like the tranquil feel of this, light and airy. I think you're well on track now.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 07:57:09 AM
Love the movement and textures in this painting, :clap:
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Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 10:43:32 AM
i IN face changed a few things since this post and I'm pretty darn sure it's better....that tuft of sunlit grass up by the mill house...i put some darker grass in shadow behind it..(borders the stone wall in distance). Add a bit more yellow and highlight to the stream of light crossing river to the bush. Just tidyed up things......
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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