I no longer post to my blog, but it contains several years worth of short articles I've written regarding various painting tips, thoughts, and inspiration for pastelists and oil painters. I began the blog in 2011 simply as a resource for students I taught at my studio at the time. I stopped posting in 2018, but even though I've grown in my artistic journey since then, much of what I've shared here is still relevant, and therefore I've kept it visible for anyone who cares to skim though it.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
A Painting Within a Painting
Where the Dirt Road Ends, 5 x 7
Every once in awhile when I have a painting sitting around that I'm not thrilled with, I look closely at it to see if there are any areas that can be cropped out to make a better, smaller painting. Often these areas were originally less important parts of the painting that I didn't fuss with and overwork, and therefore the color application is much more fresh and lively. See if you can find the original painting in an earlier blog post in which the above painting previously resided.