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Old 02-01-2013, 09:24 PM
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Sometimes I feel like I can't paint at all.Im always trying to save a painting from disaster.Does every painting have to have this stage?
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:51 PM
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Re: Girl w/green dress

This is going to be very beautiful.

I definitely feel the same, with every painting in fact. But there is nothing quite as satisfying as the feeling I get when I bring it back from chaos, reign it in, harmonize it and feel like I created something out of nothing. It is actually a driving force, somehow, so I have learned to allow for an uncomfortable feeling in order to push it beyond, if that makes sense.

I hope you post this as a WIP, as it it really lovely.
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I agree with dafy. Take your time, it will be beautiful.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:25 AM
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Re: Girl w/green dress

Yes, there is always that point when I feel I'm on the brink of disaster.
This is going to be a fantastic painting!
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:14 AM
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Michael, I see you are painting something that will give you great satisfaction, if you want, leave it for some days, but don't abandon it.

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Re: Girl w/green dress

One of the things that a student-painter has to learn first, is the "aesthetic/emotional" cycle of most paintings:

First, the supreme beauty of the idea, the foundation of the painting;

Then, the soft, moderate beauty of the sketch: nothing important, but the promise of future marvels;

Immediately after, the awful phase of the commence of painting, when colors, values and forms seem without any hope;

Finally, a progressive improvement and the righteous reward of the artist's efforts.

Conclusion: learn to accept and to bear with the third step.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:11 AM
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Re: Girl w/green dress

ive had the same feeling- ive learnt- from feedback on this forum- to try and accept and enjoy what you do- it is what it is and its always more appreciated by others than you think.
i like this painting so far- as it has a very vintage 70's feel- in the 60's and 70's there were a few artists doing child portraits like this- often with plants and flowers or fields for the backgrounds.
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Re: Girl w/green dress

Eduardo, this is beautiful and one of the best ways I have ever heard of the process of a painting!

Michaelshane, I can't wait to see the finish. I think this is a great start!

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One of the things that a student-painter has to learn first, is the "aesthetic/emotional" cycle of most paintings:

First, the supreme beauty of the idea, the foundation of the painting;

Then, the soft, moderate beauty of the sketch: nothing important, but the promise of future marvels;

Immediately after, the awful phase of the commence of painting, when colors, values and forms seem without any hope;

Finally, a progressive improvement and the righteous reward of the artist's efforts.

Conclusion: learn to accept and to bear with the third step.

Eduardo
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Michael, it's going from agony to ecstasy every time. Sometimes I never get totally satisfied with the finish, and drag a painting out many times to "tweak" it. I think the image we want to paint is in our imagination, and the finished painting can turn out well, but rarely be as beautiful as the thought that engendered it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:56 AM
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Re: Girl w/green dress

Pressing on.Thanks for the encouraging words.I think I need a few reds.
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...I think I need a few reds....
Oh yes, and Magenta and Violets, to integrate the reds with all that blue.

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It's looking even better now!
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looking great
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:45 PM
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Here's an update.Not finished yet.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:02 PM
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I'm stopping here to look at it for a while.Any suggestions?
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