Monday, August 24, 2015

A much travelled painting

This is a much traveled painting, with some broad changes along the way!  -  I originally started this painting, outside with reference material in Santa Fe. I then brought it home to my studio and finished it; at this time it had a bright orange tablecloth.

in progress in Santa Fe

As the weeks passed, I began to wonder if the cloth was a little overpowering? So, many weeks later I've gone in and found a more toned and I think pleasing color design to the cloth.

Summer arrangement of colors over blue
18X22             Acrylic on panel

The camera doesn't always do a good job of showing subtleties in reds with blues, but overall I think the painting hangs together well, when seen in person.