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it'sALLart
09-17-2004, 10:45 AM
Here's a plein air that normally I'd bring home and "tighten up" from the photograph of the scene.

It's a scene that i did at the T.C. Steele grounds, the building in the background is his "dream studio" that was built long after his death. there was a competition that day but I failed to pre-register, so i couldnt enter this but enjoyed the day anyway.

For some reason, I just keep looking at it and wondering if I should leave it alone... what do you folks think?

16 x 20, acrylic plein air on canvas

jbitzel
09-17-2004, 11:39 AM
I say stop, why do you have a fear of mucking things up?

SummerSun
09-17-2004, 11:53 AM
I think it's perfect as it is - leave it that way :). :clap:

chandlerjr
09-17-2004, 12:12 PM
Keith,
I like it just the way it is--I'd stop.
Larry C.

it'sALLart
09-17-2004, 12:21 PM
no, no fear of mucking it up, just a fear of "the great unfinished"... as this one seems to be not as polished as some others i've done. oh well, thanks for the input, i guess I will leave it alone.... for now. :)

Lady Carol
09-17-2004, 01:06 PM
Do you get The Artists Magazine? They have an article on when to stop this month or Octobers issue. Basically they say that if you think you are about 80% done then stop.

piper2
09-17-2004, 01:41 PM
Yes, stop!

sassybird
09-17-2004, 03:53 PM
no, no fear of mucking it up, just a fear of "the great unfinished"... as this one seems to be not as polished as some others i've done. oh well, thanks for the input, i guess I will leave it alone.... for now. :)

This may not be as polished, but it is a wonderfully loose style that works well with this scene.

Eileenjm
09-17-2004, 04:08 PM
I personally like it as it is and would say stop. Lovely work. :)

Eileen

ree7
09-17-2004, 06:49 PM
beautiful as is, i'd say frame it!

theIsland
09-17-2004, 08:35 PM
no, no fear of mucking it up, just a fear of "the great unfinished"... as this one seems to be not as polished as some others i've done.

You could trade spontaneity for perfection, but you'd be killing the best part of the painting.

Noma

mr sandbanx
09-17-2004, 11:28 PM
Stop

Richard Saylor
09-18-2004, 12:16 AM

Marty C
09-18-2004, 12:44 AM
Hi Keith,
Plein air almost by nature will look slightly unfinished or hurried. The speed needed to capture the moment almost mandates this, but this also results in the life which is characteristic of plein air. It doesn't have to be studio polished to be a complete work.
This is done, it is wonderfully airy and full of light. Be happy.

Bioartist
09-18-2004, 06:51 AM
I think this is fantastic and only wish I was even a tenth as good :p :envy: :evil: :envy:

it'sALLart
09-19-2004, 04:01 PM
sounds like a cross-the-board unanimous opinion.

i'll just leave it alone.

thanks for the input everyone!