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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Oct. 12 demo - Edges
Autumn Splendor, pastel, 11 x 14
In my Wednesday class today we focused on edges. I wanted to create some drama in a painting by exagerating the difference between the soft and hard edges. Although I'm not normally a finger blender, I did some softening "smudges" here and there to increase this effect. In my demo shown here, I strayed quite a bit from my reference photo, forcing myself to focus on what would make a good painting rather than copying my photo.