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.

Leslie Lambert

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