Happy 4th of July! I hope all of USA’ers had a fireworks fourth full of family, food and friends.
I want to thank everyone that offered a critique of my painting of geraniums. I appreciate your generosity and helpful spirit. Universally the problem stated was value. I believe 100% of you mentioned that. (And frankly I think I knew that but there are times when I seem to lose my confidence.) I have been working on the painting and think I have taken it as far as I can. I am on the precipice and if I do more I think my vibrant color will become MUD! YUCK!!#@! In my opinion the painting is much better than it was and this experience has reinforced (AGAIN) a couple of things for me. First I need to do a couple of sketches before I start. They may be small thumbnails but I need to check the composition and values. I can be impatient and too spontaneous and it always gets me into trouble. Also in most cases I need some sort of reference even if I am not painting directly from it. Light hitting geraniums would have been nice in this case. And value, value, value. Seems pretty basic, right? Anyway thank you all. I appreciate your support. Here she is: