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Second Painting Session with New Abstract Floral

By Abstractartbylt @artbylt

I'm finding it difficult lately to pick the right background color for these abstract florals I'm painting.  I made one with a light blue background before which worked well, so I thought this one would, too (see previous post).  After giving it a second look, I decided to cover the blue with a thin coat of pale green. That also had the effect of lightening up the green vines and petals.

Feeling that this painting still needed something more, I used cadmium red deep to draw lines roughly outlining the petals.  These two steps changed the feel of the painting quite a bit.  I like it much better now, but I'm wondering if it isn't too stark?

Some days I have a lot of doubts, or change my mind about a painting I'm working on.  If I know what to do, I work on it immediately.  But sometimes there are just the doubts without a ready solution. 

I'll let this painting sit for now.

  Abstract Floral Seven, 10" x 48" acrylic on canvas.

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