March 20, 2013

When things go wrong!!

You start out with high hopes, the perfect photo (Carrie Layne Mashon on PMP)  and I loved the subject.
 Working on the painting, and it went along fairly well, started to see things I wasn't happy about, the thought went through my mind . "I'll do it again only much larger. "  'this is just a study. ok ...
Put in an 11x14 mat and the painting was too small.  White all around. It's a standard size mat, and yes I could get a custom one, but it's not worth it.  Not the first time I've done that, but it WILL be the last .. 
Anyway, here's the painting such as it is.. and put into a much smaller mat.. !!    BJ  

11 comments:

  1. Pretty darned good, Barbra, for something that "went wrong"! I wish my mistakes could be so good!

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  2. What about putting some decoration on the mat, even just some lines. It might be worth trying.

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  3. The mount really sets of this lovely painting

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  4. You have captured the dreams of youth! Hazy memories for me but I recognize it still. Love how you've even caught her breath on paper. What a wonderful piece, BJ. It just speaks straight to my heart.

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  5. Ah BJ - I don't think it went wrong at all. I am with Sherry - about bringing back memories of when I was child. Looks pretty wonderful to me. Love ya!

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  6. I think that small painting looks just lovely! And the large white mount around it really sets it off! Lovely subject too :0)

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  7. I think it's lovely too! beautiful BJ. love to you,Diana

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  8. Beautiful work! I love the subject and the hat sets the composition of so nicely.

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  9. This is what I'd call a happy accident. You may not have intended it to be cropped into a smaller mat but it works wonderfully. A superb painting BJ, as always from you. ;)

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  10. thank you John , I can always count on you for the positive words.

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  11. "such as it is" happens to be absolutely lovely!

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