11 October 2016

Provence Pots and Geraniums - Rework

Provence Pots and Geraniums
Oil palette knife painting on canvas panel

This painting was no.13 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I was quite happy when it was at this stage

But after looking at it for a couple of weeks the lower area of the wall and path needed more definition and the stem on the lhs really bothered me and I had to change it.

I covered the painting in liquin and let it sit for a few minutes to soften the paint surface so that the new paint would adhere better.

  • I darkened the wall by adding more purples and blues.
  • I painted over that stem and put in a new shorter one more to the left and a  suggestion of another small geranium head to breach up the angle of the leaves.
  • I altered the colours in the background removing that bright turquoise colour which was jarring
  • I darkened some of the flowers and added highlights to others.
I think I prefer it much better now - what do you think?

Close-up of the knife work



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