Finishing the architectural streetscape

Final

This painting went through a few odd twists. After several days of adding detail that I wasn’t exactly overwhelmed with, I decided to switch gears and paint it up side down.  The painting, not me.  LOL  This would totally change my perspective and I could concentrate on the colors and not be so obsessed with the details. It actually worked pretty well.  I feel like I balanced the composition better.  Not perfect, but certainly better than the barn ended up being.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. denisebushphoto
    May 22, 2020 @ 17:36:01

    I like it and it feels balanced to me too! Painting it upside down worked out very well.

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    • ruthsartwork
      May 22, 2020 @ 21:27:07

      Thanks, Denise. It can really change your perspective. I tend to get lost in the details, but when I do that, I can concentrate on the color balance instead of the minutia, which I tend to do. Some people look at the picture in the mirror which can help too. I just decided to try the upside-down way and then when I flipped it back, it had changed enough that I could add just a few more finishing touches.

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