|"Deep in Thought"|
1. Do I have a dominant value? In order to see that, I take a black and white photo of my painting. Then I see the values of each color. In this case, the lights and medium values were equal, so I decided to add more aqua collage paper.
2. Have I linked the center of interest to the sides of the paper?
3. Repeating the busy shapes within the bird by adding the stripes on the side is a good idea!
4. Cropping the picture so that the bird isn't right in the middle of the painting.
5. Added shadows under the feet.
6. Worked on details of the eyes.
By the way, the aqua colored paper was handmade by painting on deli paper and stenciling layers of different colored paint after the main first layer of paint. To read more about how to do the charcoal pour, go to Virginia Cobb's book, Discovering the Inner Eye. I absolutely LOVE this process!