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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Make-overs!!!

I've had the urge to go back into some of my older work - pieces that were all right, but  so-so.
This is the original portrait I did of my hay guy.

I stapled it on a board, and went to work. I have done a w/w varied application of quin. burnt orange and quin. red on the right, with indanthrone blue added to the mixture on the left.

I have just gone over it again with a wash of alizarin crimson, stronger on the left. I must say I really like the change.

This is another oldie that looks like it's been in a bit of a fight.
This one I had to tape to a board, as the edges were so uneven.

I have done one dark w/w wash of quin. burnt orange, quin. violet and indanthrone blue. It looks much more striking, but needs at least one more dark glaze.

As always, your comments are most welcome!

8 comments:

  1. Wow.. It's so neat how much a few more glazes can change a piece of art! These were great improvements to already great pieces Kathryn.. Thanks for posting :) Jen

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  2. Excellent changes...I really like the dark background on the horse, Kathryn! It makes the horse really pop. I love this painting!!

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  3. Your art keeps getting better and better- when we think its already perfect! But you do a little more- and "presto" more magic!
    love
    tweedles

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  4. I love your corrections. More the subjects emerge with a better harmony.

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  5. Bold moves to make, kudos!

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  6. I must say you are very patient... Once I'm done with a painting, I really am done with it! I don't think I've ever gone back to one before, lol!
    It's amazing how a background can change a painting so much!
    And the horse is amazing :0)

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  7. Kathryn, I think it's so cool that you have revisited some of your earlier paintings and have made some changes to them! I love the improvements you've made to the backgrounds by making them more saturated which really brings them to life. Kudos to you!

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  8. Hello Kathryne:) Sometimes I think you are too hard on yourself! But as always your work is wonderful. Love the dark background behind the horse. The horse itself was a beauty from the beginning!

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