Tuesday, January 11, 2011
YELLOWSTONE RAVENS - A BIT MORE
The ravens were looking at me so forlornly each time I entered my little art room. They wanted to know why I was ignoring them. So while the still life was drying, I put them back on the table and fiddled a bit more, darkening the front raven and making a few more definite marks. I'm not liking the railroad-like lines on the right and will have to tie that in to the rest of the painting somehow.
And that pink has to go - or be greyed down considerably. (This is an instance of something being interesting in the photo but not working in the painting - and the rule of using a color throughout the painting, not just in one area...although I did touch in that pink elsewhere, the pink on the side is so strong, it looks like a single element that's too strong.)
I was going to do more on the still life painting but, a winter weather front came through and guess whose barometer-head gave her a migraine instead? I'm getting pretty tired of these after 30 years :(
Posted by RH Carpenter