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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Pink and Blue to Summer Arrival

The self critique helped me to "fix" the painting.  The name of the painting was changed from Pink and Blue to Summer Arrival.  The hollyhocks were not all that pink.  The painting on the right is the finished one. 

I haven't been painting regularly and this was apparent.  I was excited to get the oils out and smoosh around the paint.  I just dove right in.   I failed to do a sketch or two for perspective and light which is so important.  You can see the errors before you start and find a good composition.   It is much easier to paint from a good plan than to try to change it as you go.

Summer Arrival
Oil on canvas panel, 9 x 12 inches

Maybe the name should be Summer's Last Stand?

I made a hand-out for Elements of a Good Painting in 2008.  I should take my own advice.


Rosemary said...

Wow, Jo! What a great self-critique and I love the "new" painting! The direction of the light source is paramount - (and easily forgotten or ignored)! You are making me take a look back at my current paintings for self-critiques! Thanks!

Jo Castillo said...

Rosemary, hi there! Thank you, I'm pleased to furnish reminders. Your work is excellent, you plan and execute well. I'm smiling.

Jennifer Rose said...

the colours work a lot better in the repaint, much more complementary :)

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, thank you. I'm happy with it now, too.

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill


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