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03-12-2001, 04:59 PM
Here's one I did in class today... oil on canvas board approx. 18" x 20" ... and a closeup of some brushwork I liked. If only I could paint loose like that on the face and still get a likeness! Get it right with the first strokes and not noodle it to death!

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03-13-2001, 06:49 PM
Hi Ruth.. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
the best advice i can give for that is to be conscious of noodling while painting, catch yourself noodling, and get a larger brush!!
looks great http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


03-16-2001, 02:06 PM
I think the reason your loosing looseness in the face is because you are worried too much about loosing likeness in the features.
Try painting the important facial features in first(eyes, nose, mouth) trying not to go too tight allowing for some loose strokes, and when this is dry dash in more loosly the rest of the face. This works for me.

03-16-2001, 06:03 PM
Thanks Kem and Martin. You're right, M. about being too concerned about likeness. If I'm concerned about any part of any painting I've noticed that I tighten up. If I feel confident about it, I can paint it loosely and easily, and it works great.

I guess that confidence will come with practice, practice, practice....

Nice to have people to share with, thanks again.