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  1. innisart
    October 21, 2009 @ 2:05 am

    I can't pin-point it either, but the revised version looks great; it does have that extra something.

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  2. Constance McLennan
    October 21, 2009 @ 4:42 am

    The revision is brighter, with cleaner colors. Very nice.

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  3. becky joy
    October 21, 2009 @ 5:07 am

    I noticed the color difference right away, much cleaner and fresher. Looks great.

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  4. Kathy
    October 21, 2009 @ 9:04 am

    The revisions you made to this painting really improved it. You brought life to the setting by adding light, which is engaging to the viewer. Now, it dances!

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  5. Pierre Raby
    October 21, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

    Great piece Jeff.
    Totally agree with Kathy, it surely dances. Too much details may easily result in a flat amount of details. It surely helps sometimes to keep a good distance in order to keep back that fresh and spontaneous vision of the whole piece.

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  6. Dawn Chandler
    October 21, 2009 @ 5:43 pm

    Yes, this new one sparkles in a way the earlier version didn't quite.

    Hmm….makes me think I ought to go revise a few of my own paintings…..!

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  7. Carolina
    October 21, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

    I can't imagine how hard it must have been to improve the original, but you did it. I think those 'most expensive' final details are the most important, ….not only in painting though….
    Best regards,
    Carolina

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  8. David Parker
    October 22, 2009 @ 1:36 am

    Like you said, there wasn't anything wrong with it originally. But your revisions have definitely improved an already great painting. Looks great!

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  9. Rob Hazzard
    October 23, 2009 @ 8:12 pm

    Wow, what focus and patience you must have. I seldom get back to my "needs revisions" pile. Your work is really inspiring.

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  10. Lisa Daria
    October 31, 2009 @ 12:49 am

    It's so helpful to see a bit of the process that goes into creating a finish – and the finish is divine!

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  11. Don Coker
    October 31, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

    Glad you're feeling better, Jeff. This is really a nice piece.

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  12. http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com
    November 7, 2009 @ 3:05 am

    I would say it better as well but if one did not have anything to compare to, the original would have been totally acceptable.

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