Sunday, February 24, 2013

Detail, that's the problem

 I've posted here a detail photo from the critiqued painting in the last post.  I think it might clarify the problem I'm up against.  I think this shows that the pattern against the white background is a very very soft blue gray (cobalt, quin red, and aureolin), which, as I painted it, I touched with subtle bleeds of each color so the whole pattern has variations.  Quite lovely, if I do say so myself, but, being in love with this look as I am is limiting my willingness to go forward to accomplish a good painting.

1 comment:

  1. It is a delicate flower and you feel the background emphasizes the delicacy. I'd put it away and then look at it with fresh eyes. Trust your judgement.