Thursday, January 14, 2016
Editing a Painting
Boat 12x18. Watercolor. January 2016
Goal: Identify problem areas and fix them. Put paint in, take paint out, etc.
Execution: I added color and detail to the background trees, the water, the orange grass behind the boat and the interior of the boat. I darkened the shadows inside the boat and under the boat on the grass.
Learned: Editing was very enjoyable. Increasing the contrast between lights/darks really makes a difference in how a painting reads.
Although I could keep working and re-working the painting forever, I think I can stop with it here. I like it the way it is. [I think things can always be different, but not necessarily better. I don't buy into the 'You can always make it better' philosophy.]
Next up: A watercolor/pen landscape class. Should be interesting.