Well cropping usually belongs to the watercolor painters but I think I am going to use it on this painting. This was originally a 16x20 painting of one of my 3rd cousins who was waiting to see her grandpa's boat come into the harbor in Alaska. I loved the photo and worked from that but when I finished the painting seemed to be less and less about the little girl and that wasn't my intention so.... I cut it out of the stretchers and will crop the painting on photo shop a time or two to see what best serves the intent of the painting and then stretch it anew. I liked her whole outfit as to me it really says " I live in Alaska." But I may loose the little boots to cropping. Haven't decided yet.
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