May 15, 2007
Geranium - Take 2
Well the darker values and background certainly make a huge difference. Thank you ALL so much for your input. I did as suggested and mixed my red and greens to get a darker background color and reinforced some shadowing. I am stuck with the paper on this particular sketch as it was done in my daily journal - so the whites are not white enough and the white geraniums will never be well represented. It was suggested I color them a pink or red but I decided to leave them and remember this lesson in the future :-) I certainly see more room for improvement but know it will turn to complete mud if I add anything more - so - I learned a ton - got great input and experience that will only help me in the future - and I actually like this version. I spent enough time that I will remember this still life, this moment on Mother's day for a long time ! Thanks you all again so much for input - it is priceless.