Thursday, January 15, 2009

Moley Doodle #11 revised + Tangled is Done

I couldn't leave this one alone (even though I liked it the way it was before).

Since I ruined the Sweetpea painting - yep, I did. Why? Did not integrate the background into the flower and it got too dark (I wonder why I think it needs dark, yes it does, BUT I put too much dark in, unable to just drop a bit here and there?). So...I will try again. Seriously, it seems like I'll be painting these same few paintings for another month or so - at this rate!

But I did go back to Tangled and it is finished. I won't do anything more to it. So...what do you think? you think I should crop off some of the top to give more of a feeling of pressure on her? I didn't do any leaves on the vines - just twining vines throughout and I like it that way.


Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Oh I forgive you - the Moley doodle is still unique and fascinating - not spoiled at all... but as you say 'isnt it difficult to know when to stop'. To be conventional in format, I suppose one should say crop some of the top of Tangled, but why not simply do it your way. You seem so prolific at the moment, but me to shame.

Myrna said...

What a great, unique painting. I love it. Don't crop at the top because you will then create 3 bands of equal width going across the painting. It's fine the way it is. Step away from the painting!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Joan :) I don't think you can call it prolific when I'm not succeeding much - just throwing paint on paper! ha ha I appreciate the comments, though.
Myrna, I am so glad you like it - I'm going to step away and leave it for a while - maybe take it to class Tuesday and get their opinions (and be told I need psychotherapy again, I'm sure!).