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Tips on improving your art | Repainting Old Artworks and thinking critically

Published on February 12, 2022
Here’s the second video in my little series where I am repainting some of my older artworks and sharing how I would improve them today!
    The reference photo I used for this one was beautiful, but a little too busy for me as a painting. In this video I talk a bit about composition, and how sometimes recreating a reference photo exactly can lead to overly complicated paintings.
      I don’t keep track of how long my paintings take, but I’ve been trying to roughly match how long I think the original painting took. I could have spent hours building up details on this one, but I didn’t think it would be a very fair comparison!
        Overall I’m so much happier with the updated colors and water details. I probably should have pulled that Horizon line down another half inch or so - but it’s something I’ll keep in mind for next time! Being able to think critically about your own work and learn from your past mistakes is a huge, huge part of developing as an artist!


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