Friday, April 25, 2008

Pear Shaped Design

While waiting for the misket and paint to dry on the poured paintings from yesterday and class Monday, I started this pear painting. Worked on it more, putting a grid behind the pears and leaves. They need to be pushed back and I'm thinking of making the grid even darker as I push them back with some dark blues.

What do you think?

The British will say something "has gone pear-shaped," meaning it's not turned out well. I think, right now, this is a pear shaped design but it can be saved - I hope!


Sandy Maudlin said...

The pear shapes and foliage things are really nice. How about cooling and darkening those red rectangles? They may be trying to boss the pears around. Doing that would make less contrast of the straight lines in the background and elp pull things together more.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Or leave the right hand red shape only???

RHCarpenter said...

I'm afraid I went ahead and did the darkening and blue-ing before I saw these comments, Sandy. Oh, well. It doesn't look too bad - and I'll share the latest version next.