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The problem with pinks


Perusing paintings on the internet, I've been drawn to shades of pink. So here's the first layer of a new painting. It vaguely resembles a Valentine but I like it a lot. So much, in fact, that when I went into the studio today I found it hard to paint over it.

I added some calligraphic marks and that was all fine. But then when I started in with the black...I started to think I might end up regretting this. What's wrong with leaving a painting at the first happy layer? Some people would do a painting like that and consider it done. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel done to me, so there will be many more layers and a long awkward phase before this gets back to being something I like.



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Prairie Kittin
Oct. 11th, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
In my opinion...
Adding just a touch of black to outline the swirly shapes would set it off.
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