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Old 11-03-2018, 08:32 PM
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Working looser- need opinions

Hi there- I usually work pretty tight, often from photos but since Plein Air painting, I decided to tackle a still life from observation. I employed a palette knife and some looser techniques. I did do
A quick underpainting, which is still apparent. Need some C& C- I am happy with it and it t felt SO good to work more loose’
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Old 11-03-2018, 10:08 PM
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Looks good. What is the size?
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:15 PM
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I think it's done quite well, with very impressive results. The untethered brush strokes and subtle color variations, along with the choice of tonal values really allow the painting to shine.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:15 AM
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Re: Working looser- need opinions

It's very appealing! The reflections are especially good, and you'd never know you haven't been painting loosely for years. Well done!
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Re: Working looser- need opinions

I think that working looser is an exercise we all must take at some time. Especially outdoors.

So long as we don't make it our entire body of work.

This is good but your earlier work is better. Superb even.
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This is a 6” x6”- they are small vintage ornaments
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Re: Working looser- need opinions

HI Lisa
Well done - beautiful piece
I am also very impressed by the way you have photographed it - I always struggle with that - glare and poor reproduction etc - I would love to know your secret
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I think that working looser is an exercise we all must take at some time. Especially outdoors.

So long as we don't make it our entire body of work.

This is good but your earlier work is better. Superb even.

It is interesting how differently people view artworks. I actually prefer the painterly style of this piece to all their earlier work, though both techniques are nicely done. Who knows, years from now I might prefer tighter painting styles.
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:16 AM
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Re: Working looser- need opinions

Very nice. It’s seems that most painters struggle to get looser and freer in their work. I’m no expert in this, but some things that help me paint more freely include using larger brushes, working faster, listening to music and just zoning out.

Funny how nobody ever seems to say they need to tighten up, although in some cases that would help their work.
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:26 PM
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Re: Working looser- need opinions

I love this one! But I incline toward a looser style anyway, as I work mostly from life. (You should post this one in the oil-from-life thread!)

I need the same advice on painting fall colors outdoors. My tree canopies need to be looser, with softer edges. Often my pictures look better when I make a blurry photograph of them!
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:31 PM
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Re: Working looser- need opinions

It seems to me that it is impossible to take three spherical objects on a flat surface and make a decent composition. But you did it! The placement is as good as it can be, but then you add interesting light, interesting reflections, really interesting brushwork, shadows in the Monet style, and nice variations in the background - it has textures.

6x6 doesn't get much better than that.
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They really look nice Lisa.
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