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Tints of Purple

Nothing to lose?

This painting was first lost. I had placed one dog in the center. All fine. With a ball & shadow.

Often, placing one figure or one item in the total center, it can really mess up the full painting. You can see that:

I had taken it home, but felt it needed a second chance, took it back to the beach the next day and waited for the same circumstances.

It was a similar blue day, and when I saw a horse carriage coming I knew how to save the painting. A day and night difference and the painting was salvaged :)


And as a PS. I probably couldn't save the painting 'at home' whether from memory or from a photo. It did help taking it outdoors again.

And when you 'fix' these 'almost right' paintings you must 'be free enough' to do it right: it helps to remind yourself: The painting is already lost. So, there's nothing to lose! Just try to make it better, and if it doesn't happen, just trash it. That's my 2 cents on that! : )

SSP15-2019 Seascape Pleinair 'Horse Carriage in Tints of Purple'
oil on canvas, 24x30 cm | 9.6" x 11.8" - sold
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Find more horse carriages in paintings in my book '100 Seascapes'
'100 Seascapes - Sky, Clouds & Light' it's available here.


You might like to check out 'Seascape Beginner'.
A Painting course for beginner Seascape painters and -beginner outdoor- Seascape painters ► Find it here.

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