The colorful paintings and whimsical musings of artist Kristy Tracy
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The Devil is in the Details
As I work out the details for this little painting, I like to step back and observe from across the room to see what needs to happen next. My friend Talya taught me do this, and it's a good tool to have in one's bag of artist tricks. Sometimes I'll prop a painting on the hutch in my kitchen where I can see it from anywhere I happen to be working. I'll look at it over and over again, analyzing what needs to happen next. One thing I noted from my observation of this picture was an overall flatness of my foreground characters, so I deepened the shadows on my bears and dog. I also added a wood grain to the molding around the window and door and added color to the molding where the wall meets the floor.
I think it's almost finished!