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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Don't Give Up

Sea Shore Sparkle, 12x16, acrylic

This painting is an example of not giving up. I started out with the idea of doing something high key, that is no real darks. I also had trees and beach and water etc. Well I didn't care for that so I then added a full value range but that wasn't working either. I kept feeling that I just couldn't settle. At this point I thought about just putting it aside but I didn't want to give up on it. I decided to open up the composition and have a more open sweeping feeling to the water and horizon. I  pushed the blues which I love to do and now I am pleased. Making changes and building up the paint can even add another dimension.


  1. Beautiful Amanda, this painting has a lot of depth. Good for you that you stuck with it. Love your paint treatment, your use of edges and the thick paint give the impression you're using oil paint (and I mean that in the best way possible).

  2. My favorite kind of day. This is a very successful painting--more precious since it took effort to resolve it.

  3. Thanks for taking the time to comment, I really do enjoy reading your remarks. I used to paint in oils so I know what you mean Erik.


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