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Monday, April 16, 2018
Sirens of Snake Creek oil painting by Margaret Aycock
This is another painting that I revisited this year. It is a montage of a couple photos and a little imagination. The problem of using multiple photos in one painting is getting the perspective right. If you aren't taking the photos with the intention of painting them in the future, this is a common problem. I started with several photos of my friends at the creek and had a painting I was pretty pleased with. Upon getting it back from a gallery I looked at it anew. It bothered me that the furthest left figure just didn't seem right. I think her head was too large for where she was in the painting, and in particular, where she was in comparison to the two other figures ( who were taken from the same photo) I changed the size of her head and hat and now it seems better to me. I also lengthened and widened the arm of the figure on the right. I also decided there were too many girls in sunglasses and took them off of the far right figure. There is one other change that I made. Can you find it?
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