Here is my final painting! I added a small red petal on the right to help balance the large apple on the far left. I put in speed bumps in the middle of the table cloth, no more straight path to the bottom. I also darken the bottom of the red apple in the background on the left to add a little more shape. Then I glazed over the left table leaf to darken it with olive green. Lots of little tweaks and a better photo, yeah!
IS IT DONE?? I will let you know. I am taking a break and will look at it tomorrow.
This is the painting I am currently working on. I am happy with everything but the background. I will let it dry and try adding glazes, maybe lighten the right corner? There comes a time where I need to step away from a painting and come back to it later. This is one of those times. When painting becomes more like work than fun, it is time to take a break.
Today I put the final touches on. I added glazes to the background, added a few extra leaves on the right and dropped the highlight value on the green leaves coming out of the vase. Now I am happy and I hope you can see the difference between the last picture I posted. (There is a picture of it right below.) Thanks for viewing my Ruby Peony!
I finished my painting. I cleaned up some colors that were muddy. I also worked on the street adding a little more variety of greys, darker greys and working with my brushstrokes. I am now happy, it is not so boring.
The painting below was posted yesterday. It is muddy in spots and the street needs a make over.