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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

as promised, here it is.

For whatever it's worth or for whatever interest it may hold for those few readers out there, I have finally finished the chicken painting. And no, I still don't know what I will name it. I signed it earlier this morning and thought I had better grab a picture of it before it started snowing (which it has.) The pictures go in decending order from the beginning stages to it's completed state. Over the year it took me to finish this piece (which was ENTIRELY too long) I realized the importance of having a good design first. Wow, did I ever realize this. Design, design, design, and then paint. Luckily, I am pleased with the outcome, but I know if I were to paint it again I would pay more attention to those precious and few princilpes of design: balance, gradation, repetition, contrast, harmony, dominance, unity.







8 comments:

  1. Julie, you probably get tired of me commenting on every post. But wow, this is really cool that you took pictures at all these stages. You did so good at improving and improving and pushing until the end result was so much better than your first try. I think it has been fun to see this painting and your art grow and improve over the course of a year. Congrats, Julie! It looks great.

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  2. I love it. It has been a long time you have been working on it. I would have got sick of it a long time ago. It was worth it though. It turned out so well, and so different from it's beginning. Nice job.
    I can't wait to see your show!

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  3. very cool progression, ever thought of including that in your show? just an idea. it looks great!

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  4. very cool progression, ever thought of including that as part of the show? just an idea. it looks great.

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  5. julie- i can't get that comment from "erin" off. sorry.

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  6. Whew, bet you are so glad to be finished with it! Feel good? Looks good! I love to see the progressive pictures.

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  7. Wow, super spectacular!!! I really, really think this is wonderful. Very sensitively done.

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  8. Re-working things is tiresome but educative, don't you think? I love your "garden" painting!

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