Saturday, August 22, 2009
QUEEN OF HEARTS - HMMMM, NOT SURE
I'm still playing with this one. I know it doesn't look like I want it to look. So...step back and think.
What don't I like? Well, that black stripe on the left, for one. So get rid of it.
Then why not get rid of the background around her as it does nothing for the painting. So...now what?
Fiddling, playing, needs more whites so get out the gouache and opaque paints to brighten it a bit.
But now it needs some darks...but where?
Hmmm...still working and reworking. Do any of you go through this process or do you know where you are going as soon as you put down the first brushstroke?
Posted by RH Carpenter