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RE: [teacherartexchange] To crop or not to crop ?

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From: Sears, Ellen (ellen.sears_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jul 06 2010 - 18:23:07 PDT


Hi Woody -
thanks for sharing your work -
I pulled them up side by side several times... and I preferred the cropped one each time. I think the background is too detailed/busy for me.
Beautiful painting -
Ellen
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From: Woody Duncan [woodyduncan@comcast.net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 8:42 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] To crop or not to crop ?

To crop or not to crop ?
I just finished a full sheet watercolor of a close up view of
cactus blossoms. My question is - would it look better if the
composition were cropped as shown in the second view ?

Full sheet painting:
http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog10/LargeCactusBloomsFinished.jpg

Cropped version:
http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog10/LargeCactusBloomsCropped.jpg

If it is cropped, when matted it would fit a standard 28 x 22 inch
frame.
But, most important - which way works best ?
                                        Thank You, Woody

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