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Walk away, Make changes.

There are times that I think I just want to throw my painting away.
I as an artist am my own worst critic. Even with a well thought out plan
for your image, things can go south. 

Time has taught me though, that if I walk away from that piece moving on to 
another one, I can go back and tackle that feeling in different ways once I
look it over again. 

I can yes of course throw it away, I can keep it around for reference as what
not to do, or I can use a surface preparation medium to change just enough of 
the work to correct or change what was bothering me about the piece. 

There are times I accomplished this, by using the same gesso I use to prep the
painting itself. There is one I particularly like to use called
Liquitex Professional Gesso Surface Prep Medium, Clear, 32-oz.
It has a gritty feeling that the paint adheres to well. 

If I am working on a canvas or even a heavyweight paper I'll also use
Liquitex 5321 Professional Matte Gel Medium, 8-oz, 8 oz, Clear
to layer the paint giving it an impasto look. 

Here is an example of how I altered the part of an acrylic painting I was not happy 

If you want a more precise line change you can also get  the painters tape,
like the Artist Tape on the left of this page.

You will also see a book listed there, I think is a how-to paint
in acrylics reference. 

Happy Painting. :) 

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