Friday, September 2, 2011

Just so you know ...

Yes, I paint in other media than watercolor batik!  Here's an 18 x 24 acrylic I just did for a local show related to "Mother Earth."  Will enter it next week.   At this point, I am just propping it up to look at it.  It needs a few tweaks, I think. seeing the image on my computer, the violet is too much and should probably be knocked down a bit.  The good news and bad news is that Photoshop picks up everything.  Will play with it over the weekend and re-post the results.

The weather should be great over the weekend.  I hope to get out to sketch a bit, but will have enough time to work on this before classes start again next week.  Happy Labor Day to all!  Don't "work" too hard!





3 comments:

Ann's Art said...

I think your Mother Earth painting is wonderful, and the colours work....have a great weekend.

Carrie H. said...

Wait! don't change anything on the trees yet because I bet those bits of purple look just fine. I think you just need to darken or grade the background in the lower half= really dark at the bottom and then lighter as it reaches the horizon. You might have to lighten trunks at the bottom for contrast. Just a thought....

Dee Doyle said...

Thanks for your comments on my Mother Earth painting, Ann! When I am as unsure about this painting as I am, it is nice to hear other artists' thoughts.

Thanks, Carrie. As you can guess, I have fiddled with this one TOO much. Am losing loose feel it used to have, and, as you suggest, I HAD a stronger value in the lower part of the painting and took it out. There is still a hint of it in real life, but will try again to strengthen it. The trees have every color of the rainbow in them [palette knife]. Will try to temper colors. I really appreciate your insights, and will continue to fiddle with it.