Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Is Perfection the Enemy of Good? by Pamela Blaies

12" x 16"
oil on linen

I got up early yesterday and painted until late in the evening. I'm working on loosening up my style a bit. I tend to be a perfectionist and it is difficult for me to stop adding details and "perfecting" my paintings. For me, I find that some detail is necessary especially in the focal areas. But too much detail can take away from the experience. I did a couple of quick studies of these irises to get myself warmed up, then completed this painting. They are such a pretty color. I'm headed to the studio again today hoping they still look fresh so I can paint them again.

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1 comment:

  1. Pamela, I think you have the correct balance between looseness and detail. I am a great admirer of you work. In your videos you make it look so easy lol.


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