My technique is first to establish the details
then lose them as I need for the 'fade in - fade out' effect. I
desire a balance between reality and mystery. Well, enough of the dreams
... the cushion under the left foot requires some work.
The highlighted foreground will be a problem.
The usual rule is ... as objects get nearer the viewer contrast increases
as does the color saturation (aerial perspective). That doesn't seem
to be working here though so I will try and introduce some more detail and come back to
that later. This is a highly professional ruse among artists - otherwise
known as 'keep putting it off and hoping it will resolve itself later'.
I am unhappy with many aspects of this painting - in particular the right arm and shoulder, position and angle of
the head and length of the right leg. I also need something to cheer me up -
a little depth and animation in the background perhaps. This painting is getting
dangerously close to the scrap heap ... let me see if there is any way
I can rescue it ...