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.

18 comments:

Lynn said...

That's really nice now. Well done!

gingermoggy said...

Oh Sandy looks great - good strong colours - lovely!
Jules

Emma Pod said...

You've really added drama to your painting. Nice colors!

jill said...

beautiful! the darker background really does make the flowers pop out!

Jenny said...

Much, much better! You should be very pleased.

Kunya said...

Wow, that's a difference !

Lin said...

WOWZA!! YEP-- that did it!!! BRAVA!! SUPER SUPER JOB!

Africantapestry said...

How wonderful your painting looks! The flowers stand out lovely and the painting has great depth..you can really feel good about this one!
Ronell

Claudia said...

This is a very nice painting. Well done!!!

Linda said...

Wow! This is a great save! The dark values really make it pop, don't they. Good job!
:-)

caseytoussaint said...

That's a huge improvement Sandy. the flowers just pop out now. Well done.

Teri C said...

I really love this Sandy! The colors and design are so strong and wonderful. Very 'springy'.

Anna said...

Very nice colors!

Tami said...

Hi Sandy,

Just found your blog form EDM, Nice drawings, I like the simple "life happening at the moment" things you find to draw. Love the darker/toned back ground on this compared to the first one; great job!

Deborah said...

Wow, what a difference. Great pop!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

I agree with the others. This is really very nice indeed.

platitudinal said...

The darker color certainly adds depth. Beautiful outcome :)

Luci.

phthaloblu said...

Oh, yes! I like this one much better than the first one, altho when I first saw it I liked it, too. But, the background now lends some earthiness and solidness to it. Great job!