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

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From: Susan Bennett (seasideblueviolet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 09 2010 - 08:31:16 PDT


Woody
As always your color is absolutely gorgeous. I like both compositions.  The cropped version maybe a bit stronger.

--- On Tue, 7/6/10, Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net> wrote:

> From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] To crop or not to crop ?
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 8:42 PM
> 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 ?
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