Monday, February 9, 2009

"CLOUDS" (in progress) Marina Petro

"Clouds" (in progress)
8x10 oil on gallery wrap canvas

When I thought I might have finished this painting, I asked Vic, my sweetheart and best critic, for his opinion. When I'm working on a painting, I'm usually too close to it to 'see' what might need adjustment to make it better.He points out things that I don't see and his observations are very helpful. I can usually tell what he thinks about a painting with his initial response. With this one, there was a blank look for at least 7 seconds and then he said "What is it?" I stared back for about 7 seconds, said 'clouds' and then we both burst out laughing. Oh well, back to the studio...but, I thought I'd take a picture and post it anyway. The picture you are seeing actually looks better somehow than it does in real life. That's not usually the case, though. What do you think?

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