Tuesday, July 10, 2012
As for the painting, I'd give it slightly mixed reviews. The drawing is a little off in a distracting way, with the bowed archway and wrong angle of the doors. I tried and failed to get the beautiful warm reflected light inside the archway. To be honest with you, I cropped off some of the right side, which was just more of the same distracting dapples of green. There's some nice technique in the agapanthus, ubiquitous purple flowers I'm glad I painted. I'm fond of the shadows. I chose to paint this view because of the the interesting shadows, and because it has a face.