Thursday, August 30, 2012
After some thought
and my cup of coffee, I decided I would start by looking at the piece as if it were cropped. Really cropped. In the old days before Picasa or Photo Shop I would've hung long strips of white paper to frame my work in order to decide how much to cut off. I am so glad I have the ability to do this in the computer with Picasa or Photo Shop Elements.
Want to see what it looks like with about 3 inches off the right side, 8 inches off the left and with the top copped about 1 inch?
In each of the three images below the cropped off portion at the bottom varies from 1 to 3"
I won't put scissors to this piece for at least a day, maybe two. Still have some touching up to do here and there. By the time that is done maybe the old brain will come up with an alternative to ripping off the parts I don't like. Maybe something more creative and visually interesting, but if it doesn't there's always the fall back... "ripping".