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PostSubject: Painting #82: Elegance   Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:06 am

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PostSubject: Re: Painting #82: Elegance   Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:09 am

Everything in this painting exudes elegance to me. Hence the composition and the painting.

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PostSubject: Re: Painting #82: Elegance   Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:31 am

Yes, that is very elegant - the shape of the pitcher is elegant, the pearl necklace is elegant and the plant matter (leaves) sets it all off elegantly. The berries repeat the shape of the pearl and the chain on the necklace repeats the shape of the pitcher handle. That pitcher looks so real, one would think it would pour out whatever liquid is in it!

That the handle of the pitcher is so close to the edge of the canvas makes me a bit uncomfortable as a viewer, but I'm not so sure that's a bad thing. The same with the chain on the necklace as it carries the eye out of the painting. With both the handle and the chain, the shapes of them will be affected when framed and then the repeated components will be lost or changed.

But those aren't really points that would wreck the painting - it's beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting #82: Elegance   Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:21 pm

Wow Jan, I truly love your detailed reply. Thank you for putting so much thought into your feedback.

I purposely wanted the necklace to go out of the panel, giving it the feeling of existing outside the frame, but as you said framing it would clip a little bit of the chain. However the pitcher is definitely a big oops!... I should have given it more consideration. I think the best way to frame it will be to clip the handle a little bit, otherwise the mat just barely touching the handle would look very weird.

I am thinking of putting a little border in all my paintings from here on. What do you think would be a good border size for a 6" x 8" and a 5" x 7"?

Once again, your very detailed feedback and the effort you put into it is great. I always look forward to your feedback... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Painting #82: Elegance   Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:22 pm

I understand what you're saying and I agree about the clipping the pitcher some with framing. If you frame with the frame just "kissing" the pitcher handle then you create a tangent which is one of those art rule no-no's.

I'm not sure what you mean when you say you want to add a border to your paintings. Do you mean an actual border like on the canvas itself or that you'll use a frame with a liner? Most oil paintings are framed with a liner (usually fabric) and I don't think I've ever seen a border painted on the canvas but I'll admit there probably are some. You could google "framing an oil painting" or something like that to see what's advised. At the sizes you mention (6x8 or 5x7) if you wanted a painted border, I don't think I would have it any wider than half an inch and probably not more than 1/4 inch. But again, that's my take on it.

Maybe if you were going to do a sort of Tromp l'Oeil with part of the actual painting subject painted over the border, you could have it wider. But those are awfully small canvases to take up room with a (painted on) border and I'm not sure I'd advise using one. You're too good not to cover the canvas with your work.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting #82: Elegance   Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:45 am

I know just "kissing" will not work, or a tangent... It will look funny. It has to cut into the handle a little bit.

Oh! let me clarify the border. What I meant was put like a 1/4" or less lip around the canvas as a blank so that the Matting can cover it a little bit. Thanks for your feedback.

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PostSubject: Re: Painting #82: Elegance   Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:24 pm

I love what you have done with this and agree that more room around it would have been better for framing. That 1/4 would be a consideration, but I would almost want to leave about 1/2 inch around since 1/4 inch would be covered with the frame. You woukld still want a little space between the frame and the handle. I think, though, I would just mentally allow for the border rather than actually painting one because it give you room for error if a frame doesn't exactly cover a 1/4 inch.

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PostSubject: Re: Painting #82: Elegance   Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:52 am

I agree with Judy about not actually painting a border around your canvas but allowing for the space when you plan your composition.

I normally use my graphics software to plan paintings that fit in standard sized frames as it's so much cheaper to frame that way. With the graphics program, I can scan in then scale my sketch up or down to fit or even change the comp if I need to. It's a great tool.



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PostSubject: Re: Painting #82: Elegance   Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:12 am

I think I like this idea Judy and Jan, it is much better than leaving a border around the painting. Thank you for the pointers… Smile

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