This entry was originally posted on Friday, December 7, 2012
One way to see if your painting is working is to reduce it.
This can be done either with a reducing glass (the opposite of a magnifying glass)
or with a camera.
Seeing it small helps you to see if things are working together as a whole.
It focuses on composition and mood over technique.
I find that I sometimes get too caught up in technique and forget what I originally want to say.
Reducing the image reminds me of what my goal should be.