|Red Buds in Green Jug|
8 X 10
Oil on Hardboard
OK I kinda like this painting I finished yesterday......in black and white. For some reason I don't like it in color. (see below). I put it in black and white so I could analyze what the problem might be. Value-wise I think it is ok. As Carol Marine says you need a dominant value (dark here), a "smidgen" of another value (light) and the rest a third value. (medium).
As far as composition, I think it is ok. The vase is the focal point and it is not stuck in the center. Maybe I could have varied the sizes of the other items. Maybe I could have created some diagonal lines.
But, I think the key (to me not liking it) is the color. Is it the blue/green of the vase? Or the pink and blue/green together?
Maybe I will try changing the color of the vase. The actual vase is a darker warmer green.
Or......maybe it is the composition. I like this cropped 8 x 8 version better. What do you think?