Saturday, December 14, 2013

THE CROCHETER, 20x16, oil by Sharon Benner

 I've been working on this painting and my process is to photograph it and see it in a different size.  Sometimes I will photograph a small portion to see if the painting is better  when I subtract a section. What do you think, should I cut off the bottom?  It's not a problem to cut off, it is painted on canvas glued to a board.  I just need to let it dry and then saw off her legs!

6 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

I see the painting cropped above the knee...
Nice!

Julie Riker said...

I actually like the original. I like the lines of the large blanket she is working on and the yarn being drawn up from the ball. It tells more of a story than the cropped version.

Deborah Nell said...

I agree with Julie. The original painting gives more of a complete story. I like the composition and the contour of the blanket she is working on.

Mary Beth Brath said...

Yup. This was a very good lesson for me. The story is so much stronger with the full version. Interesting indeed.

Sharon K Benner said...

Thanks for all the input, I'll leave the painting as is and just tweek a few areas. Thanks

Pat Koscienski said...

I, too, like the original painting. The lines of the blanket and even the shelf, all lead the eye into the painting and to her crocheting hands. And, of course, we then want to see it all. Great painting, Sharon!