Sandy Dolan Maine Painting and Photography: October 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Reworking Katahdin SOLD

Katahdin Colors Shine 6x8 oil on panel
Something about this painting has been bugging me ever since I posted it a few days ago.  I kept trying to figure it out and fooling with it. It was the section of the grasses going across the foreground. I tried lightening the dark areas and I was still not satisfied. Finally this morning it dawned on me that I had to totally take it out! It was keeping the eye from comfortably traveling into the painting. So even though this section of grass was in the real scene at the location I took it right out. Also I connected the yellow grassy areas on the left side to help guide the viewers eye back to where I wanted it to go. I adjusted a few other things and I feel it reads a lot better. Do you think these changes helped? Here is the new look.

                                  Katahdin Colors Shine 6x8 oil on panel SOLD