|Finery watercolor/gouache 26 x 18|
I took this work to critique this past week. We were to self-critique. While on most paintings, I have areas of concern, on this one, I did not. It progressed totally according to the plan. One artist questioned the pure white at the bottom. Another questioned the dark strokes between the feet in the sock area. While I always consider the concerns of other artists, these two remarks were unfounded, I think. The feet need a horizontal for the feet to be grounded, as well as to provide an entry for the movement of the whites. The dark strokes in the sock area are not precise, to be sure. But more precision here would, in my opinion, be out of sync with the broadly painted, and somewhat imprecisely rendered, shapes in the rest of the work. Good comments. But I will not heed them this time.
Happy Easter. Enjoy your finery.