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November 21, 2016 / Mayou Art

A Kansas Sunset

I had just a few minutes to paint and decided to try painting mini’s. I had read they are a good way to practice marking and composition, and that they were a lot of fun.

They are a lot of fun, and I do agree they help with composition, but they are so small – or the ones I did anyway –  that practicing marking (at least on the sunset image) backfired. When looking at it from a distance – the other side of the room – it was a realistic depiction of a sunset. When standing in front of it it was a mess of ugly strokes and strong colors. I knew I needed to try it again with nice color and strokes that are appealing from up close and across the room.

Mini paintings

Mini paintings

 

Close up of sunset mini painting

Close up of sunset mini painting

 

A Kansas Sunset

A Kansas Sunset

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