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Saturday, April 13, 2013
When to Stop?
-Pair of Swallowtails-oil on canvas- 11X14"
Something I struggle with is knowing when a painting is finished. Some paintings scream "I AM DONE!". I love when this happens. Unfortunately many others are not so loud. They play with my mind forcing me to ask many questions. Does it need more detail, more feeling, more color, more texture or nothing at all? How much is too much? Is more work going to complete it or ruin it? At times it helps me to stop painting go back days later for a fresh look. Often after a break I can look at the piece and see what it needs or does not need.
"Art is never finished, only abandoned."-Leonardo da Vinci
Artist of the Week
Leonardo da Vinci
Female Head (La Scapigliata) (1508) by Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci is mostly well known for his paintings, the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. But painting was only one of his great talents. Sculptor, scientist, and inventor are just a few of his other titles. This vast knowledge helped to make his art so successful. In his paintings you can see Leonardo's understanding of human emotion, anatomy, geology, botany and light. Using all of his talents together has allowed him to create these wonderful masterpiece's.