Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Yesterday was the final webinar with Larry Seiler, and he stressed the importance of simplifying your paintings. The trees don't need to be detailed for the viewer to believe they are looking at a tree.  Let the viewer put their own detail into it.  That way they will be more connected to the painting.

Simplifying sounds, well, simple.  Putting in the least amount of detail, but enough to make it believable is NOT a simple task.  Practice and studying artists I admire will be a way of learning this valuable tool for making better paintings.

This is another gouache painting.  It is painted on 5 x 7 cold press watercolor paper and I used the same photo reference as my first four paintings.  Thanks for looking.



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