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patindaytona

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on: November 05, 2012, 05:08:04 PM
This has probably been said alot at least in other words perhaps by many artists, but I just found my own words as to the reason why not to be going over things alot..this upset the "rythm" of the original brush strokes applied. Say folds of cloth, trees, actually anything.
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: November 07, 2012, 01:09:06 AM
Hi Pat, not only you loose the spontaneous look of the strokes, but also the texture of the canvas or canvasboard. It happend to me many times, and i didn't like it ans the painting just lost its charm. Now i'll sand down the spot where i lost the texture and most of the tome it is coming back, but sometimes i sand down too far and loosr the texture also. Better is, never go over a nice spot to many times, it seldom turnes out better.
"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."
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Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012, 04:42:57 AM
Rita, it is very hard to cover all bases when painting, continually having to wrap one's mind around all aspects. Especially if we tend to pay alot of attention to detail and refining things. It's alway sacrificing one over another. I have be extremely careful with cleaning brushes the last painting and stilll...some areas suffered some. I didn't look the texture so much, but instead any kind of mud will collect into the pockets of the canvas weave and you have to continually freshend areas to cover it.
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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