This is a work in progress....I am evaluating whether I will work anymore on it........Well, I needed to gray the left side a bit and I am now pleased with the painting. There was just too much blue to suit me.
I have worked and worked on this piece and now feel that it is complete....the problem was the Thalo Blue that I used in the background...I just couldn't get rid of it and it was distracting. I had work really hard to get rid of it......I am satisfied now. But, I will strive for a little warmer background in the future.
I thoroughly enjoyed painting this painting. Used a limited palette of Titanium white, Naples Yellow, Cad Yellow Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Thalo Blue Green, Alizarin Crimson, Vermilion. I laid out a painting in a similar way that Dennis Parrin does and it worked beautifully. One thing that I found very helpful was to just let the paint glide onto the canvas very gently not feeling or touching the canvas. An incredibly gentle touch was what was needed.
I like this now...finished it today......man was it tough.....a limited palette. Titanium white, Naples Yellow, Thalo green blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cad Yellow Med, Hansa Yellow, Quinacrione Magenta.....sometimes you just have to follow your bliss.