It Probably, Isn’t.
Last week when I posted the daylily, I’ve since titled, Carpe Diem, I thought it was near completion. I was actually feeling pretty good about it.
Good enough to post it.
But when I looked at it the next day, something didn’t look right.
What was it?
Were the values off?
On Monday, I made some adjustments. Better, but not enough.
How about the color temperature?
On Wednesday, I introduced ultramarine blue into the complimentary red and green color scheme adding some cool undertones. Better…
But, it still didn’t look right 😦
This morning, I saw it. The half-circle shape needed to be altered. Much better. But still…it didn’t look right.
I had already suspected it, but had been in denial. A part of the painting I really liked in the upper left quadrant had to go. I rationalized. Couldn’t it be an effective counterpoint? Good try. In truth, the light-valued, hard-edge on the upper left petal, as glorious as it was, was fighting the focal area.
There, I think that’s it. I may feel differently tomorrow.
But at least I felt good enough to sign it today 🙂
People look at their paintings
and don’t know what’s wrong.
And I say, “look at your edges.”
Enjoy the Journey!