A second look and a new view

Abstract pink tulips watercolor

A few months ago, I set aside a few paintings that I was unhappy with. I recently pulled them out with the idea of using them as part of a new mosaic project.

My first painting was a seascape in a larger format that didn’t really speak to me. After cutting off part of the painting to create some small square tiles, I had a second look that changed my plan.

misty seashore

This misty seashore emerged and my opinion about this piece suddenly changed.

I was amazed that simply resizing would save this painting. πŸ’™

The second painting of abstract pink tulips, also on the chopping block, was spared as well.Β 

large format - abstract pink tulips

After focusing on the right half of this painting, I was much happier.


abstract pink tulips matted

Still not a favorite piece, but I love the greens and background colors.

Many lessons learned here and two paintings saved.😊

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, have a great week and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸


I’m on Instagram @pattyanneart

Patty Anne Art

Author: pattyanneart

An artist in love with watercolor painting and photography. On a journey to share art and happiness.

16 thoughts on “A second look and a new view”

  1. As with photography, cropping a painting can change what we see. This is why mats can be so useful. I especially like the ocean and fog painting.

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  2. I really like your Tulips painting, I think it’s the “non-symmetrical” view that makes the cropped one more interesting. I have a stack of paintings that, although technically fine, just have no real point of interest to me, so far at least, maybe I’ll work on some now. Great info!:)

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  3. I was learning about cropping artwork this weekend. I like how your changed the focus on your tulip painting. I do believe a painting is never wasted… we always CAN learn from what we create! Cheers friend! πŸ˜πŸŽ¨πŸ‘

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