Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Peaches and Plums" new version

I liked this painting, but something was really bugging me- and I didn't know what. I'm sure you fellow painters know what I mean. Well, it finally hit me that the bowl was too linked to the peaches (by color and value) and needed instead to link the dark shapes of the plums. I also darkened the knife a bit to facilitate this. Now all the darks are linked. Much better, I think.

I'm leaving Monday for a 6 day womens retreat- hiking and otherwise enjoying ourselves in Northeastern Washington. I am scheduling posts during that time- including this one.