Saturday, July 25, 2015

Early change

Poppies in a Daisy Vase, Oil on canvas panel, 10 x 8 inches
Starting out an oil painting with an underpainting is a great way to see how well the composition will work.

The first idea was to include a seashell with the flowers.  But after looking at the lay-out, the shell added nothing to the composition. The shell was too centered and actually distracted from the flowers.  At this point the changes were easy to make, to complete the painting.
Just bought I would share the idea, do not be afraid to change your plans, and earlier in a painting is much better than later.

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