Wednesday, February 11, 2009

OK, I need feedback

Here's a painting that I'm stuck on. I got this far and don't know where to go. I have a love/hate affair with the red. The photo reference was really when we were on a boatride, and the shoreline is all (ho, hum) green and blue. I think the red is striking, but is it too much like hitting over the head red? Once I cover it up, I'll never be able to reestablish it again because of its transparence quality. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Yes the red is strong, but I like it. I wonder if you darkened the bench and the shadow to an almost black if that would bounce the man forward and balance the red on top. Maybe make it more abstract. A great thing to do is just take some dark or black paper and cut it up and place it where you think it may work. Not as fun as painting but not as permanent either. Let me know how you work it out.