This entry was originally posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I have students that look at the object they are painting once and think they know it all.

Then they wonder why what they are painting doesn’t look at all like what they wanted.

It helps to continue to look at your subject or your photo.

Keep it available to you at all times.

 Ask yourself questions like,

What makes this object unique?

What about this photo do I like?

 Is it the lighting?

The composition?

 Does the flower have 4 or 5 petals?

Do the leaves have pointed or round tips?

Identifying these traits helps in interpreting what it is you want to say with paint.

Leslie Lambert

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