08 April 2012

Paprika...



Deze uitsnede maakte een saai schilderij met een paprika in het midden een stuk interessanter, vind ik.
Ik moet toch meer over de compositie nadenken voordat ik iets 'from life' schilder.


This way of cropping made a boring painting with a pepper in the middle, much more interesting in my opinion. I have to think more about composition before painting from life.

28 comments:

  1. A gorgeous crop!! love the color of the pepper too! Happy Easter to you!

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  2. He Judy! Als je dit schilderij in je scrollbar hebt staan kun je er gewoonweg niet omheen. Wat mooi! Ik vind dit echt een van je allermooiste zowel qua onderwerp als compositie als kleur. Prachtig!

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  3. Thank you Cynnie! Card making made me more aware of the power of composition!

    He Renate! :) En je moest eens weten hoe saai het grotere schilderij was!!

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  4. You're right Judy, I've found this myself, cropping and framing.

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  5. Dear Judy,today I watched your video:delicious flowers for a beautiful show!
    And I love this red vitaminic pepper!

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  6. I crop my watercolors far less since I work more my thumbnails. This allows me to work my composition and value before proceeding to painting.

    Crop in this way, this pepper is very pretty.

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  7. The cropping really did create a much better painting. I have the same problem - somehow problems I should have worked out before I started painting, seem to become large and not correctable once I'm part-way into the painting.

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  8. Thank you Ann!

    Thank you Rita! I am glad you like my flower video!

    Lydie, that is a good idea! With painting from photo's this is much less a problem, but with painting from life I'll better make thumbnails and value studies first. Thank you!

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  9. Hi Kathryn! Thinking before painting is a good thing, lesson learned (I hope). :)

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  10. Like how this looks!

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  11. I like your work so much and am learning from you! Your use of light in pictures is I think what makes your work so special. I hope you won't mind me asking - I wondered how you put your blog name over your pictures to protect your copyright, I would like to do this too. Bettyx

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  12. A lovely watercolour, the crop is perfect.

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  13. I agree Judy, I have been thinking about the same thing lately, it changes the whole picture...and often for the better, love the color in this one .

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  14. Love the offset crop!
    Your pepper looks scrumptious too :) xx

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  15. So lifelike, Judy - you can almost pick it off the page.

    Prune your plants and crop your pictures :0)) a good combination

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  16. Very good illustration of your point, Judy. Yet, it's hard to overcome the intuitive desire to put your subject in the center and paint it whole :) I like very much the colors you used. Now I see why it's been hard for me to paint red objects...

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  17. Thank you Lynn!

    Betty, I've sent you a mail!

    Cathy, thank you!

    Thank you Jane! I feels a shame to cut off large parts of a painting, but it's amazing how much difference it makes.

    Thank you Pat!

    Thank you John, that is a nice analogy, I like that!

    Blaga, I know. :) It is hard to leave out parts of the object in advance. I have some experience painting red, thanks to the apples. And I find a first layer of yellow sometimes helps, if you want an orangey red.

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  18. Hi Judy, perfect crop indeed. Beautiful work! Ciao.

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  19. Mooi, je zou er zo je tanden in zetten

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  20. judy wat is dit schitterend. En zo levendig, pracht kleuren. Echt om in te bijten.
    Groetjes Marja
    www.marjascreativity.blogspot.com

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  21. I agree! The most ordinary subject can be made more interesting with a good composition. Lovely! :0)

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  22. Mooie uitsnede, inderdaad 'spannender' denk ik.

    Ik heb voor dit soort dingen een eigen 'viewer' gemaakt. Daarmee ga ik over het werk heen totdat ik een interessant beeld zie. Misschien ook wat voor jou?

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  23. like it judy ! it's bold

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  24. Thank you Tito!

    Dankje Rolinka! Hij was lekker!

    Dankje Marja!

    Thank you Sandra!

    Dankje Brigitte! Ik heb, denk ik, ook zoiets, twee L-vormige stukken karton. Het is toch goed om aan compositie te denken voordat je begint.

    Thank you Jane!

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  25. This is a lovely painting, I have just bought some brushes and watercolour paper so hope to make a start and am inspired by your blog

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  26. Hi Jill! I just visited your blog and admired your amazing quilt! I am so honoured that I inspired you, so good luck! I hope you enjoy watercolour as much as I do.

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  27. This is lovely! I used to paint a lot a few years back, not sure why I stopped. Work and family I guess.
    I came over from Wiliams blog, he is a big cousin to my 2 girls.
    I love your style, very delicate.

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  28. Hi Kath, thanks for your visit! Aha, a dog person! I'll have a look at your blog. Hope you start painting again one day!

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