A funny thing happened with this painting. After studying it for a bit, my mind got busy. Theory and bad things like that. This is what happened:
I thought that by making the color dots larger in the foreground and adding more definite brushstrokes, it would only enhance the jewel-like look I was going for. It is suppose to be a painting of spiderwort, but I’ve noticed that small blue flowers don’t show up well in a painting. So I thought I’d use some pointillism, bouncing orange dots off of the blue to bring them out. What I see is that the blue retreats to a quiet murmur and the orange dances forward gleefully. Very nice in its way, but there aren’t any orange flowers around here like that, so….. Now it just looks polka-dotty to me, and the colors are actually duller. hm.
But hey, the sun has come out for the first time in days, it’s cool again, and the birds are singing. I think I’ll go join them 🙂
A wonderful day to you all.