07/12/2005: "Changes to Woman and glacier painting (aka Holly with harmonica/chocolate bar)"
Here are some changes I made to the woman and the glacier painting. I added this big orange cat, I needed something to balance out the color of the woman's hair, which was overpowering, and I remember seeing a similar profile of a cat somewhere (ebay maybe) that stayed with me. But then, the cat was too close in tone to the pink dress so I added some ultramarine violet, a similar shade as the mountains.
Then I added orange to her hair and to the daisies to disperse the color into the canvas more. I don't have any orange in the upper part of the canvas which prevents me from completing my color triangle (which I hate) but I'm not adding orange to fireweed, it wouldn't make sense.
BTW, if her face looks a little muddled it's from saving the image as a smaller file size, it starts to pixilate a bit.
Anyway, now I have to add shadows and In order to make the new composition work I'll have to move the arm that used to hold the chocolate harmonica so it's angled back in towards the cat. I think I'll do that tonight after work. Zoiks...I hate leaving a painting like this!
As far as changing the direction of the arm, this is what I had in mind. Better or worse?