Monday, May 11, 2009

Pansies

Good critique from a friend - lacking midtones! And then the contrast between light and dark is quite sharp. So now the light background has been brought down in value. Did the same to one of the other attempts - just to see the effect.
Spring pansies looked so pretty on the table. That lead to a quick study, which lead to a series of paintings, looking for what was not working. I finally concluded that there are too many hard edges. So I painted looser, with lots of soft edges. It was okay but not worth posting. It has been one of those days.

1 comment:

Lois said...

These are really lovely! I love the yellow background!