Monday, February 4, 2008

"Reaching," another cropping experiment

Here's my next painting on a sheet of canvas. I had to work pretty hard to get the glow in the tulip. And it kept changing! So, just for grins, I'll show it cropped in portrait mode first:

And here it's cropped square. I think I like portrait better, but the more I look at this, the more I like it:

And here's the source image:

I'm especially fond of how the vase, with only a few brush strokes, says all it needs to. Maybe we need to fool ourselves into painting loosely, as with my experiments on cardboard early this year. If we're not as vested, because of cost or it's not the main part of the piece, maybe we paint looser.

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