Thursday, June 08, 2006

Flinders Range Wattle WIP (still life) Revisited

Using Art Spectrum Blue Grey I very gently scraped some colour on the porcelain handle and knob of the lid and now “fits” much better with the rest of scene. I just wish it would show up on the image that I am posting but instead you will have to take my word for it.

It was suggested to me that I put some shadow on the table cloth on the right hand side to take away the sharp edge. I did this and promptly brushed it off again. It didn’t do anything for me as I felt that I couldn’t justify why that shadow was there plus I personally liked this area as a restful part of the painting. What I ended up doing was blunt the sharp edge off by lightly blending some of the colour from the table into the wall and vice versa. I also added a gentle rise in the fabric as if the cloth had been disturbed and made untidy at some stage.

On the left of the table I did add some shadow against the wall plus a few faint light areas on the wall near the table. I also blurred the edge of the table in the same way as the right hand side.

Even though the adjustments are minor they still make a big difference with the final end of the work.

I would like to thank you for your patience; this long drawn out WIP is now signed and finished. My brain (right side of cause) is already working on a new painting and there will be no further revisiting of this one.



Kim Denise said...

Congratulations! This is a delicate and serene, yet bold and lively piece! I love it!!

Susan Borgas said...

Thanks Kim :) I am rather pleased with how it turned out.

Robyn said...

Now I am even more chuffed at having such a nice comment from you on my blog. Your art is incredible! I love the Australian flavour in this work.

Scratches & Scribbles

Susan Borgas said...

Robyn thanks for visiting and your lovely words.

I think we have a mutual fan club going here :-)

Daily Paintings said...

Very Nice...enjoyed watching the progression on WetCanvas!

Susan Borgas said...

Thanks Mike for visiting. It was great having a few more pairs of eyes to help me with this one.