Rather than do the painting over, I tried to add a light source to the original. Unfortunately, I wound up with green in the sky–I’ve since ruined it completely trying to get rid of the green. But I also deepened the color on the tarp on the shade side and inside the small boat, on the shade side and deeper shadow underneath. I added a bit of “sunshine” to the foreground. It wasn’t an ideal solution or a complete success, but I think I alleviated the “flat look somewhat and added a little depth.
Made a bird out of the errant splatter too. 🙂
I’ve attached the original too for comparison.
This topic was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by Patrick.
That works better for me Judy the painting looks warmer and more inviting glow. I wished I’d gone for a stronger light source when I was doing the Plein air it looks much better. Love the seagull, your splatter was perfectly placed in my opinion 🙂 I find with Cerulean blue it’s so easy to make the green in the sky.