This painting was started a few months back, but I've been stuck on it, and can't figure out how to finish it. I loved the colors before, but worked on it last week and thought I really screwed it up. After walking away for a bit, I see that it's not bad, and I really like how the colors look in the cheesecloth. I also remembered that sometimes art has to go through an ugly period before it all comes together.
I know that I need to work on the colors a bit, especially blending in around the branch and make it pop out more, and do a bit more glazing, but then what? I think there's too much going on with the textures, leaves, and cheesecloth. I do like where it's headed, but can't figure out what would pull it all together, and what to do on the left side...how to balance it all.
Do I need a main focal point, and what/where should it be? The branch? In the beginning of this piece I was so excited because it seemed to be coming together quickly and easily. I even had a great AHA moment with it involving cool embellishments to use...but...well... I'm stuck.
I know I'm almost there..the answer is just right there...and that's what's making it so frustrating. I want to finish it, but I'm afraid I'll just mess it up more...but maybe that's part of my solution...I don't like it as much anymore, so how could I mess it up? I guess I just need to go for it and not be afraid to just cover it all up if I need to...or not. I have a few ideas, but the left side is just bugging me. I'm taking this amazing online art class I told you about earlier..."Texture Town", so I'm hoping I'll find my solution during one of the lessons. I'll let you know what happens....
Anyway, moving on...
I love noticing and taking photos of shadows, it really is fun for me. These were taken in Pasadena a few weeks back. I took tons of photos that day, so you'll be seeing more of these over the next several weeks!
I really loved the perfect shadow of this palm tree against this building.
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