Saturday, December 23, 2017

Poppies - progress report

Sometimes, despairing about a painting forces me to take drastic action. In this case, I lifted and scrubbed paint to make the shapes more evanescent, and I added colours in the lights and darks to counteract the brassiness that had crept in.
Now I need to think what I'm going to do about the tree that's supposed to be on the left-hand side. Will it bring too much darkness to the painting? What colour should it be? How do I keep it light? How large should it be? I think I will need to experiment on another piece of paper and juxtapose it to see how it would look.
This will have to wait until after Christmas, though, as all my space is crowded by the items that are normally kept in the guest bedroom!

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