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patindaytona

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on: September 13, 2012, 05:18:03 AM
Here's an anology i thought of about painting:  Starting one is like a good conversation, then as things progress it turns into a big arguement". Somehow i have to keep the good conversation going....
I also have such great ideas and am able to see things in the dark, so i get up all night all the time and write them down, but as soon as the lights are on, they can dissapear so fast. LIkewise, while painting, those ideas are hard to think of because of the "distracting" painting I'm looking at.
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.


Lillian

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Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 10:16:42 AM
Pat, maybe you should start painting in the dark?  :)  lol
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Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 11:24:17 AM
That may be the answer Lillian....extreme squinting :whistle:
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: September 16, 2012, 01:40:01 AM
Hi Pat,

Keep a note pad handy pat, or even a voice recorder for when you are painting. I watxhed a video on you tube by artist Daniel Edmonson and these are his recommendations, also he had post it handy so he would right notes about the current painting on them and have them around the easel wether that is for improvements to an area that pop into his mind or just to say do not touch an area, to stop him fiddling with it.
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Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 10:59:44 AM
I used to write alot of notes and tape them by the painting, but even then....i still didn't really look at them. But the recording of notes sounds like a better idea. Do they still make those little recorders? I have alot of notes that i make on the reference photos and put arrows, etc by them. But i end up not paying much attention to it later on. I still try to though. I think it's becasue in a way, it's kind of like going "over" something twice even if it wasn't on the canvas.
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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