Painting by committee.....what a terrific idea. Sometimes I overwhelm myself with my brilliance.
(For you new here, this post is a followup to one about a week ago.)
Well, no one mentioned what I saw as a glaring error, so perhaps it wasn't so big a deal after all....but I'm happier with the painting now. The shapes in the original were so repetitive it bugged me. Some repetition in a painting is good and adds to cohesiveness but, as you can see in the one I marked up, it was too much of a good thing.
I thought there were several good comments and in the corrected version I tried to include some of them. The water area is larger, the right side no longer 'falls off', the trees are less repetitive and the enlarged sky area gives a greater sense of height and allows those birds more flying opportunity. While it seemed like a good idea, I decided not to put in the ice cream stand that K thought should be there. All those small corrections in shape and size made a more interesting painting to my eye.
With the fourth of July weekend upon us, this is the last post you can comment on and still be placed in the hat for the free painting. I will be announcing the winner soon. Good luck to you all, it's been fun.....have a good day of Independence.