View Full Version : Crops

07-12-2008, 03:08 PM
I have been doing loads of prints lately for 2 exhibitions coming up that unfortunately overlap requiring duplicates of everything and it struck me whilst cropping some pictures that the crop was potentially more interesting than the whole thing.I think this might be an example has anyone else thought this about some pieces of their work.


07-12-2008, 03:37 PM
And I have cut out three paintings from one canvas just for this reason LOL.
They sold and I was asked for more.
Not a bad idea at that is it?

07-12-2008, 04:25 PM
While I definatly think there are certainly more interesting things in different areas of my paintings I think for me personally cropping it would just ruin the painting entirely. If I need to crop it than I havent painted it right the first time...

07-12-2008, 05:29 PM
Looks Great!! I have not cropped any of my paintings yet.
Usualy stick with 5x7, 8x10 or 9x12,and paint it to fit the size I want. But I'm still new at this yet.

07-12-2008, 08:25 PM
I think it's very engaging the way you have this cropped. Good work!!!

07-12-2008, 09:15 PM
Totally different subject but I kind of like this crop also .Cropping and enlarging seems to make the work more painterly, somehow


07-13-2008, 12:54 AM
Cropping was an art I had to learn the hard way, and now, it is usually my main idea before I begin...I don't always succeed--but I have come light years since making art first interested me.

07-13-2008, 09:09 AM
I love the painting so I don't think I would crop it.

07-13-2008, 08:54 PM
Sorry Arl,

but do you mean the original Acrylic of apple-blossom I posted way back when? or are you refering to your own paintings?