Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dilemma --- Do You Have An Opinion?

This is a 20" square canvas that I have been painting and collaging on for some time now. I finally feel like the design is done on it. Now comes the dilemma. Should I leave it as is in these neutral tones or should I add some color?

5 comments:

Ginny Gaskill said...

I really like your piece as is but if you are asking this question you may want to lay some color next to it to see what it does. Light teal or sage green might look good.

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Thanks, Ginny!
My original plan was to lay a wash of color over this when I got to this stage, but now that I look at it, I think I like it just like this. I am going to live with it for a while and see how I feel about it in a week or so.

self taught artist said...

it feels totally done and balanced. honestly if you added something else it might look overdone! lots going on but it really works for me.

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Thanks, Paula! Your comment is exactly why I am re-thinking my idea to add color. I don't want to over-work the piece.

Sharon Eley said...

Karen,
I agree with the others. It looks finished as it is. If in doubt, color copy it and add a glaze to see if it needs changing. But it is strong as it is. Beautiful!