This one gave me fits. I liked the little bowl and the spoon, but I kept trying to work with darker neutrals for the rest, figuring that the focal objects were so bright that they worked better against a neutral background. Wrong! Each time I adjusted the color, I thought I liked it- and then I didn't. In one last act of desperation, I consulted the color wheel and went bold with the limey green. Pow! It balanced the brightness of the bowl and spoon. Then I lighted the cloth to the right, and that made the perfect backdrop for the glow emanating from the bowl. Today some friends came over to buy some paintings, and this one was one of those selected. I'm glad I stuck with the task of making it all work!
Work indeed. I am quite envious of your boldness with the whites. Great little painting.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful! Looks like a spoonful of that glow!ReplyDelete
I love the way you work with transparent objects. Great glows!ReplyDelete
Wonderful piece, the colors just sing!ReplyDelete