My hydrangea painting is basically finished. I may tweak a few things before signing it. I prefer the right-hand side and wonder if I should not crop the painting this way, into a much smaller and square format:
Let me know what you prefer.
What have I learned from this painting?
-from the left to the right, I painted with a much lighter touch with clearer pigments to obtain a much better luminosity.
-my intuitive assessment of the level of wetness of this particular paper improved during the painting process.
What do I like about this painting:
- the lower right-hand side was so much fun to paint and I like the hint of warm gold against the cool pinks and mauves.
- the highlights and the whites
What insights can I transfer to my next painting initiative?
-you really can't get into much trouble if you add thin layers at a time and if you are patient enough to let each one of these layers dry properly before the next ( I often get too impatient:-)