- I'm a line person, I'm simply fascinated by the lines in and around things. Normally this is a good thing - line creates a strong composition, simplifies shapes, and brings action to a work. In this case, however, I went obsessive and it is all a little hard to look at. The lines in the lily's petals are almost too much by themselves, then combined with that background - YIKES!
- I don't even want to talk about that background. It's just horrendous. Maybe I'll play around with cutting it out in my new PS Elements program!
- On the positive side, I really enjoyed working with the CP medium. Having tried the methods of others in the past (and been frustrated), it was fun to let go and just try something.
- Because I grew disappointed with this work early on, I felt free to improvise with it. In some places you can tell I faked it, in others the improvisation worked.
- Finally, this experience has left me "hungry for more" in a sense, sort of like, unfulfilled potential. That is a good starting place for the Georgia O'Keeffe month.
Just in case you wondered what a difference lighting makes...here's the same picture with the artificial lights turned on:
And to be honest, the first image is closer to what I would like the color of the lilies to be in my garden. The second one is closer to what they actually are!