Thursday, March 12, 2009

Olsen's Palette (work in progress, 12)


I suppose this is done. Returning to the painting after a long interval was interesting. Many of the choices I'd made previously, and thought were good, now bugged the crap out me. No really drastic changes took place on this last round of work, however. I continued to bring up the values of the tubes in the foreground using a pale body color on the near tubes. Almost pure white. I killed the background's high contrasts, panel top and bottom. Those bands were way too distracting. And I tried to consolidate the masses of the tubes and tabletop beneath them. Overall, I shifted the painting's hues farther away from brown. The scanner is acting up, but I'll upload some detail images later, captured by camera.

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