Thursday, May 1, 2008

Signs of Spring, step 4

Adding more nandina, etc.


I added more nandina to the lower part of the painting. The leaves around the lowest daffodil are hard to see, so I will have to change something there. I must remember: "light against dark, warm against cool!"

Adding the leaves to the diagonal stems in front of the blue vase helps.
They are not so distracting now.

I painted the background with a ultramarine blue/burnt sienna combo, adding naples yellow to the lightest areas. I still have more to do on the back ground, but it's a good start.

I also worked on the table: darkened it and refined the table leg.

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