|Notice that shiny area at the top of the canvas.|
I tried to minimize the green and played down the yellow
|I took this with my phone and it is fuzzy. It could be OK|
this way but that yellow is still bothersome
|Easter Sunday 4-20-14. Vastly improved|
|My palette shows the assortment of colors and replicates those tones I used in the sky.|
You may not see the subtle changes I made, but I have reduced the green stripe significantly and downplayed the yellow above the trees. I like the green and yellow stripes, but we joke around among ourselves "don't get wed to a part of your painting" because it is often the one thing that should be removed! I finally decided that the yellow had to be minimized and it is so much better, because that stripe cut the painting in half, and was way to bright. I should have known...but I admit that I was wedded to it.
So having made these changes I am now ready to work on those details that from a distance you can't really see, but close up need attention. How much longer? Who knows. At the end of July it will be two years on my easel. I am definitely sick of it!