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View Diary: ArtKos: Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.405 (12 comments)

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  •  Thanks much. (3+ / 0-)

    The learning curve for plein air painting is very steep; my first effort was just plain awful, the second attempt not quite so ghastly, and now I'm not embarrassed to show them.

    Painting from photos is intrinsically less difficult because most of the visual/perceptual problems in converting the 3-D world into 2-D shapes on canvas are already solved; but the camera adds its own distortions. I find myself looking at landscape paintings and picking out the ones that show obvious evidence of the camera.

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