|Doe, A Dear|
In looking at the work, and trying to understand a few of the major decisions that made this work personal, I found:
- The value of the deep woods in the background was maintained, while eliminating the texture.
- Some shapes were simplified and made two-dimensional, to further simplify
- the largest major shape (deer torso) has been broken into, primarily because I wanted more interest in the face and head
- and, as always, values were slightly pushed to a blackish-violet in some areas to further rhythmic viewing and focal point description
These decisions were made intuitively....it is only when finished, that I try to understand why things happened as they did.
Although my final work reveals more than just a glimpse, I am happier.