Monday, December 10, 2007

Before and After

Thanks to helpful comments from Ruth, I was able to make the necessary changes to improve this painting. After reading her critique, I was able to see that the cliffs in the background were competing with the birds for attention. By cooling the cliffs with a wash of cobalt blue, they moved into the distance thus pushing the birds forward. I did leave some white at the far right to bring the viewers eye up and back to the left returning to the picture. I worked on the lower wing of the bird on the left to make it understandable. Now the sky looks warmer and more inviting, I think. Scroll down to see the original post and painting.

As always, feel free to make comments. Do you think it is improved?

Riding the Thermals

14 x 22


Anonymous said...

Wow Margaret! This is exactly what I meant! It is fun to see it come together... usually when a person makes suggestions, you don't always get a chance to see how or if the person makes the change. Well done!

Unknown said...

I really like this painting. I didn't get a chance to see it before the changes were made but it's really eye catching.