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Creative Freedom by Maggie Price

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Take a Detail From Oil for a Painting in Pastel

It is essential to keep one’s work fresh, innovative, challenging and full of verve. If you are constantly repeating a subject or motif—as in my case, flowers—you have to be on the alert to not fall into the trap of stylization and of repeating past solutions. Nothing is worse than realizing that you have painted this picture before and that you are only repeating yourself over and over again without any creative spark.

To jog myself into new creative territory, I’m going to use a portion of an oil painting I’ve already done as the inspirational source for creating a new work in pastel. The new work will interpret one medium, oil on canvas, into a new medium, pastel on paper, and explore a new composition ...

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