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Today the "share" is about when to stop and when to keep going. In the past the top painting would have been where I stopped. There is nothing wrong with it but I think when you push further and make the value spectrum more extreme you end up with a better painting.
One of the signs of a beginning painter is when all the colors are right but the values are all in the mid-range.
I am guilty of that crime more times than I would like to admit
What I have learned so far:
Dare to go further and darker. It may not be the painting you wanted or hoped for but it won't be "meh".
I like to say I enjoy failing from a higher rung.
I'm failing , and falling , failing and falling and ...here is the good part. Learning happens.
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