Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Raggedy Ann and Andy

There is a lot to contrast when you compare today's painting to yesterday's painting. This one is looser and brighter. It has a shimmery effect in some places, but overall, I don't like it. Maybe because it's too symmetrical. If something is so symmetrical that it lacks dynamism and tension, then you paint it all in uniformly bright colors, you pass up the only way to make contrast and interest. I think maybe this symmetrical composition would have been better with more shadow and a definite light source. Live and learn. They can't all be blue ribbon winners, people.

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