Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Katie says I need to tone down the background; that it's too busy. And I can see that, but--I like the whole thing. I don't want to cover anything up. Well, actually what I want to do is keep the background for another painting and tone it down on this one. And that's not possible. I know, glaze, glaze, glaze! I'm just having trouble actually doing it.
I need to get over this ridiculous attachment. How do you do that? Get yourself to take a step back and be objective? I need to know!
P.S. Just sitting here looking at it on the computer screen, and realized that mentally taking away the white outlines totally clarifies the whole thing for me. This painting is big (24 by 48) and I'm guessing that seeing it smaller helped me. Not sure...