Thursday, August 1, 2013

overkill perhaps?

I started this little painting on Tuesday, and as I went through the house yesterday morning it struck me how tiny it looked on my easel.

So tiny!

I was having the hardest time getting the mug to look right, it was frustrating me so much.  Then I remembered something I'd read online a week or so ago from another artist.  This person said that sometimes when they're working on a painting, if they turn it and the reference photo upside down, that somehow it makes them see the shapes in the image, rather than what they *think* they are seeing.  

It was amazing how the mug improved once I did that.  Much better.  :)

"love the moment" 6" x 6" original arylic. $54

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