The last couple of days I've put some energy into making the painting stronger. Here are my Before and After photos with a list of the adjustments I made.
Encounter, 30x22, Aquamedia
- I neutralized/darkened the sandy/rocky beach, allowing it have more color harmony with the painting.
- I tamed down the calligraphic whites, which I felt were too dominant.
- I raised the shoreline under the large heron and added a few gestural marks to imply water.
- I darkened the upper legs of the small heron to push it back in importance.
What do you think? Is it improved?