Thursday, April 3, 2008

More Magnolia - Pushing the Darks

"Japanese Magnolia"
Jan Gibson

I had a very kind soul email me to suggest that the background could go even darker to make the flower really sing. I think this is about as dark as I can go with it now! lol

Why is it that newbies to painting/drawing are so reluctant to "push the darks"? Well, I know the answer to that - it's a fear of ruining the painting. Fortunately, this was an experimental piece and I wasn't afraid of destroying a masterpiece! lol

OK, you've seen the progression of this painting - any more suggestions, comments?

1 comment:

Paulette said...

I must say I thought it was great before, but the dark background really pulls it out!