Getting A Fresh Perspective

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Here’s an update on the painting I worked on during my demonstration at the University Art Center. (Click here to see it’s many incarnations.)

I like blogging about a piece mid stream. Taking photographs and writing about my artwork really helps me to  look at my paintings  with new eyes.


Here are a few other ways to get a fresh perspective:

1) Step awaaaaaay from your work.

2) Look at it in the mirror.

3) Look at it through a reducing glass. (If you haven’t seen one, they look just like a magnifying glass, but it’s purpose is to shrink the subject. This is very handy if your studio is small like mine.)

4) Take a picture of the painting and adjust the saturation to remove all color.

5) Ask a child what they think. They’ll most certainly tell you!

6) Let it rest for a few days.


When will it be done? I’m not sure. I feel that I’m really close. I feel like it could be done in one more painting session.

But paintings don’t like to be rushed, so I’m going to let it rest for a few days and see what it has to say.

8 Responses

  1. Heedless Ceramic

    I love blue themed work..and still lives…and this is so 3-d it tooks like the pitcher is going to come out of the painting into my lap! Lovely!!

    • Shannon Grissom

      Thank you Russelle!

  2. Amit

    Great Post. Love the painting. Keep it Up ((Hugs))

    • Shannon Grissom

      Thank you Amit!

  3. Jim Young

    great depth in your work.. 🙂

    • Shannon Grissom

      Hey thanks Jim!

  4. Christa

    Love the colors, and the perspective tips.

  5. Shannon Grissom

    Thanks Christa!