Saturday, June 21, 2014
Adding depth to a painting
Strengthen a painting and add depth
After evaluating this painting of Peonies I realized that I could improve the depth and composition.
My focal point was too vague and my light source needed some "boosting".
I defined my focal point better by added a bit more detail and creating some brighter highlights. I also felt the two flowers on the center left were creating too much of a bullseye effect because the perspective was too direct on with them. I shifted the flowers so they were "leaning" and the eye of the flowers were no longer staring at you. I also strengthened the composition by adding stronger value shifts between my highlights and my shadows, providing the viewer with a clearer path to follow through the painting and also creating better depth. I thought you might enjoy the seeing the adjustments!