Wednesday, February 10, 2016

LIttle Things that Make a Difference

Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference.

This is a painting called "Fall Forest".
I painted it awhile back and was happy with it.
As time went on there was something bothering me, but I just couldn't put my finger on it.

Then all of a sudden it hit me. I was reminded of a lesson that I picked up in a Janice Robertson workshop. The background was competing with the foreground.

Just by lightening the background I believe that it is now a stronger piece. 
I also highlighted a few bits here and there.

You can see the difference with the before and after photos (keeping in mind that it was photographed at two separate times with two difference camera models.)

Experiment, and if you need to ask one of your mentors for help!
To see more of my west coast art, please visit my online gallery. 

Till Next Time ...
From the Prairies, to the West Coast and Beyond...

1 comment:

Patt said...

This gives the painting much more depth with the lighter background. Good job!