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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stop being a slave...

Sometimes, things don't become apparent until I am well advanced on a painting. This is exactly what happened on this composition.The lesson learned today is to stop being a slave to my reference photo and enjoy and take advantage of the artistic license painters are so fortunate to have.
Workin in Progress of Hooded Merganser Painting in Pastel by Colette Theriault
Once this painting is complete, I will reveal the original reference photo.


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  2. Just lovely, Colette! I really like the subdued palette you're using.