Sunday, April 06, 2008
It was also a frustrating art day -- struggling mightily with painting water and reflections ... but I know that this struggle is part of the learning process so I was glad for the time to keep 'learning!' lol
The background for the dogwood was kept as light as I could make it and yet keep some of the variations in tones ... I wanted a soft, spring look -- much like the 'Carolina Blue Sky' I see through the emerging yellow/green leaves of the branches ... I realize darkening the background would 'pop' the delicate bracts we think of as dogwood petals ... but I chose soft over pop for the way I see these delicate trees.
I'm going to work a bit more on water reflections today -- my fingers are crossed I'll have something worthy to post tomorrow. And I'm also hoping that our lakes will finally be closer to capacity after today's rain -- we're almost there!