Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Eve's Garden, Revisited

Eve's Garden
Watercolor, 15 X 22 

Have you ever framed and even shown a painting and then, while it's hanging on the studio wall you see something about the painting that bothers you? There was just something about this painting that was bugging me until I took it out of the frame and redid it. It was the way that the elbows of the figure pointed out of the picture. They seem to direct the eye away instead of into and around. So, using a little Magic Eraser I carefully wiped away the pointy elbows, allowed the paper to dry and then went in with some paint to make some flower shapes. There was also a spot on the right side that seemed too light so I added some paint to that. Now I think the yellow on the left is too bright on the edges and may need some toning down. Stay tuned for more updates!

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.