Saturday, February 23, 2013

SUBTLE DIFFERENCES

It is always a good idea to put a painting that you think is 'finished' in a place where you unexpectedly come across it. Often you will find that a little something extra is required to really bring it to the final stage.


A CONVERSATION WITH MYSELF
12" x12" acrylics on stretched canvas



This happened with the above, which I now feel is finished, when compared to the image below.

 
  
Subtle, but I think absolutely necessary.  Does anyone agree?
 
 
 


24 comments:

  1. I love it, and yes those subtle touches are definetelyu the finishing touches

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  2. Yes Jo, what you added does make a different and it looks super!
    oxo

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  3. I love the painting, and I think the touches you added were perfect! I think it looks great!

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  4. I see it! Just a bit of accent in the right place serves to enhance and finish the piece. (Love those receding dots!)

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  5. Totally agree. Those small details can make such a big difference -- especially as the finishing touch.

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  6. I definitely agree - the little shading and drips make a huge difference. Love the color scheme.
    Rinda

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  7. Yes I saw the difference immediately and the finished piece just feels right.

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  8. but............when do you stop 'finishing' it ?

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  9. oooh yes! I keep scrolling back and forth between them to pick up on all the nuances. so much more depth and life to the the finished painting. lovely!

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  10. Yup!! Perfect subtle change! I think the small dots finish it for me.LOVE the painting.

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  11. Yes, I agree too. I am doing the same thing with my work for the upcoming show at 'Rosebed St'. I agree also with Nancy - when do you stop 'finishing' - for me it may be the day I hang them up!!!

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  12. The changes in tones and smoothing of markings has given it a harmonious feel. Very appealing to the eye, makes for a soothing transition as your eye travels the piece.

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  13. this is brilliant Jo!!! Those subtle changes made for a powerful imapct on the visual.Love it!

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  14. Subtle but necessary indeed - I agree!

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  15. JM - subtle changes indeed - but stronger . B

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  16. i totally agree -- and love it!

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  17. You are SO right. It's so much improved. I love them both. I think this color palette makes me happy. But I never thought about putting it somewhere unexpected. After looking at it for so long, that is just what one needs! Out of context!

    Thanks for this tip. You rock.

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  18. These are really smal touchup's but looks really great. These types of creativity shows your Art work.

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