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

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mwhite139_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Jul 06 2010 - 19:05:26 PDT


Maybe I'm the tie-breaker. As a desert rat myself, I prefer the uncropped; I think the pads are necessary to give context to the flowers. The pads are cool and muted enough to make the flowers stand out.

Maggie

---- Woody Duncan wrote:
> 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
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> Cropped version:
> http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog10/LargeCactusBloomsCropped.jpg
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> If it is cropped, when matted it would fit a standard 28 x 22 inch
> frame.
> But, most important - which way works best ?
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