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on: October 22, 2017, 10:50:36 AM

From one of my won reference photos i took. Couple hours..........not long. I won't mess anymore. I already started to. But those little white looking lines on the distant butte on left bother me.....but ..........they show up more in the photo, you don't notice that so much in the real painting as being that way, same with white streak on foreground rock. I PHOTOSHOPED! a hint of yellow along the horizon line because i did add yellow since i took this photo. Photos of paintings never come out just the way they look.  Believe me, i do a good job too of photographing. I used a off the camera bounced flash in my bedroom for very even soft lighting.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2017, 02:26:37 PM 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 22, 2017, 03:33:08 PM
I think the white lines on the butte on the left give it more definition, so not a bad thing.  O0   I like the colourings in the sky as well.
Good job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 03:51:03 PM
Val, well actually i re-posted since i mentioned the white marks which were very tiny but on the distant butte..........before. This image is after i took it out. Believe me i really got myself uptight because i fussed with this painting again and started to sweat over my stupidity. You can't ever get those subtlties back once you've messed with things and that's what i started doing. Before you know it, you put in way too many dark lines on the rock etc............i looked at it and said, ok, it's still ok and if i do one more thing to it, it'll be very very fast going downhill with it. So...this is the final one here. I PROMISE MYSELF......i'm not getting it out no matter what!
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 22, 2017, 06:29:45 PM
There are many of us who are guilty as well.... of which I also am one.  :whistle:   
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Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 09:18:31 AM
I like the earth colors and perspective; interesting shapes that nature creates from erosion.  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: -Liz


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Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 10:29:01 AM
Thanks Liz for your input on it. :thankyou: :thankyou:
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 #6 on: October 23, 2017, 01:12:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Pat you are doing lovely work and I think that you are too hard on yourself for your work is beautiful.   Patricia
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Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 01:26:04 PM
Pat..thanks. I don't know where all that negativity came from ...always had obesseive self doubt. Makes it so hard to just get thru a painting because of it ever step. But I';m trying more to work all areas of a painting and that helps some. I won't get so involved in any one area at a given time.
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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