Love A-Fair – seeing detail

“Detail” can be a scary word; many people think of it only as cat’s whiskers, individual leaves on a tree, and other “fine print.”

When you think of detail in terms of a painting, it’s really all of the elements that make up a scene or subject. Shapes, objects, values, colors, reflections, edges, lines, transitions – the decision becomes which ones tell the story you want to convey.

This short video compares a reference photo to the finished painting, showing what details stayed, and which ones were downplayed or removed.

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