Friday, August 16, 2013

"sailing friends"


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From Kathryn Smith's photo, "Sailing Friends," on Paint My Photo.
I liked this photo because I especially like those days when the sky and the water are all one soft, diffuse color: it's the quintessence of stillness ... (one wonders if these sailors are moving at all).
I painted the sky and sea in one wash, trying to vary the color slightly.
I think I still need to add some strength, and maybe more color, to the refelctions of the girls in the water ... but I hate to keep going back in: I tend to think more is lost than gained by continuing past a certain point. The trick is knowing when you have reached that point ... it's usually clearest in retrospect.
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