We had a great class session in which we discussed different approaches to the composition. While doing it, I realized I wanted to paint more of my sculptures (well, I think I do).

Almost three hours of fiddling about with different pieces of sculpture and materials, I finally came up with this composition, but I’m still not sure, so I decided to do a little photo-editing to see how I feel about it…

Maybe I can paint the whole thing in greyscale and see how that goes. The problem is that my mind is still seeing the vibrant colours and I’m not sure I have the patience for all the details in the textures and reflections.

I have plenty of large colour blocks here. I’m a little scared of doing the woodgrain justice. Also, how bold will I have to go to achieve the shadows???

Add a little contrast and I can make the shadows a real part of this composition.

Bump up the contrast and fiddle with detail, saturation, brightness, and sharpness… this gives a much more textured look… I wonder if I could do this one with a pallet knife. I also really love the burgundy colour of the fabric against the now-grey silk below it.

Please let me know what you think?

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