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Can you give us a cropped shot of the whole canvas so I can place all those little details.
Where's Wally in Cinque Terre..I think you could put yourself in there somewhere, sipping a banana daiquiri under an umbrella
I find that when I am faced with adding something, like the boat and it just isn't working out like I think it should, its a sign that I shouldn't add it. I repeat the mantra, Less is More, Less is More and poof in a few hours my mind shifts and I see what is there IS enough for the painting. Now repeat after me: Less is More, Less is More...... )) now doesn't that feel better. )
Every painting I do, regardless of the outcome, teaches me something new. How can it not?
And you are committed to mastery, clearly and this painting is already stunning!
... 3/4-inch black cloth friction tape ...
Well, I've done the experiments and electrician's 3/4-inch black cloth friction tape wins over tubing, foam sleeves, rubber bands, masking tape, foam tape, and clear silicone caulking gel.
I'm not so worried about your clothing as I am the loss of your expensive paints and probably the time you spent preparing the steps. Bummer!
@PaulB I am really enjoying your progress photos so we can follow along. I know it is time-consuming to try to photograph work, upload, post etc.... so thank you for taking the time to do it and share your process and lessons.
I feel you with the elbow smear, Two days ago, I had a small painting I was working on start to tip forward and as I went to grab it, my wooden palette in my hand fell on me first (I was standing and wearing an apron thank goodness) and then the painting succeeded in falling flat on it's face on my drop cloth. Fun times.
Great info here on processes, techniques and overcoming obstacles. A course in itself. Thanks all, especially @PaulB. The pig and greenery are looking real good.
We'll keep looking as long as you keep counting painting.
@PaulB the first thing I did in my studio (a spare bedroom) was place a large, industrial, heavy duty drop cloth in the entire room - it's a good thing too because it is a mess!!!
I figure there are no accidents and my painting wanted to be ruined and scraped off - I had to start over after the scraping - actually though, the scraping left a beautiful image to build on so there is that. Have fun!!!!
Some painters discipline themselves to count every stroke--to maintain the abstraction. Still, counting every object takes a kind of discipline as well. Just saying.
PaulBHey! That means Cinque Terre will be completed on 5 June 2019.Denis
... His wife supplied the name for it. Perseverance Hose & Ladder Co.