Saturday, December 5, 2015

Alpaca Field

Acrylic on gessoed thin birch panel 5.75 x 9.5 inches. A note on editing and can keep painting on the same work for a long time and make many changes, but confusion happens naturally and easily if you are not attentive to scale. Very few moves can be made before an area can become filled, confusing, noisy, because there are too many things the same size competing for attention. The solution is to edit drastically. So, if the sky is too confusing, take  out 3/4 of the sky by simplifying, and then continue.  A small will only look small if there is a medium and a large to compare to. Let a picture clearly contrast small, middle, and large pieces. 

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