Monday, February 19, 2007

Refining an image

I knew something had been bugging me about the image below, and in my "desperation" to paint, I decided to risk ruining it and trust my instinct.. I knew it wasn't quite right before, but was tired of working on it and also couldn't see what it needed..What happened is that I ended up making more of a value variation from top to bottom and softening the harsh dark shadows in the water... Maybe it doesn't make that much of a difference to the viewer, but to me, I just couldn't rest until it felt "right" to me.. So I will let it rest now..The good thing is that it got me back painting again...

Before


After.. new and improved

5 comments:

xola said...

"After" seems to have more energy and movement. The light is more dramatic even though it looks "softer"

Great to show the before & after and your thoughts and technical process relating to them.

It's fun for the viewer to be able to compare and have opinions too!

other mary said...

well, it's about time you fixed that! :)

GlennK said...

Wow!! You did this without an air brush? Congrats!!

Sadiya Patel said...

I just dont have the words to describe how amazing all of your paintings are! Do you have instagram. I'd love to see work in progress shots! ♥

Mary said...

Thanks for your compliment Sadiya.. i don't have instagram, sorry..I have never done work in progress shots for some reason.. Maybe i should try!