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Struggling to Find It

Before and After the Struggle sm

Here is a quick look at what happens when I am not happy with the progress of a painting. I start scrubbing out areas and mashing others together looking for something that unifies the separate pieces that are not working well together. And the version on the right is the result. What for me is a resolved image and one that is a keeper. This sunsplashed scene is inspired by a snapshot of a building on the grounds of Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH.

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  1. I for one actually liked what the first one was becoming better.

    To each his/her own. 🙂

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    February 26, 2014
    • The piece was just too static and unfocused. I was losing the light on side of the building with the competing branches. An earlier piece I did had a smoother treatment for trees. Thanks for taking a close look Jon.

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      February 26, 2014
  2. corasandel #

    beautiful colors

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    February 27, 2014

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