Oriental still life
This is a painting I did some time ago now but I would like to mention how sometimes it is not advisable to paint what you see in front of you. This breaks with the traditional wisdom to stay true to your still-life setup. There are three things I can do to improve this painting, that I can think of. What do you think?
The first is to scrape the white paint back in the upper left hand corner of the bowl and reshape it to a more precise structure. I feel it is out a fraction.
The second is the base of the bowl really was this color but doesn’t appear suited to stay as a terracotta color.Some have wrongly thought this is a plate! – not a bowl . I am thinking maybe an off white will make it look more acceptable as a bowl.
Lastly I took this painting to an art gallery and their response was” You can put a greater shine on the cheek of the lady.
But “ There was no shine on her cheek to begin with.”
I’m glad I didn’t bother with this gallery (or the changes)- they folded a few weeks later.
What do you think? I am really interested in your opinion and value imput highly.
Feel free to comment if you have a suggestion as I have been resisting to go back and “fix” it. There is always the fear that I could muck it up!
Thanks for replies and interest,