Below are studies-not completed paintings- in preparation of the Demo at South Side Neighborhood art happening…..thought I would make some comments.
The composition of this yellow one seems better.
The building is larger, takes up more space-it is more dominant, approaching 2/3 to 1/3 ratio, and therefore better… The clothes, trike, woman and box of pumpkins fill the rest of page nicely and give entertainment.
Now we have the actual demo given Wednesday March 14 at the South Side Neighborhood art happening. I like it the best.
•The major space division, ratio of building to background at least 2/3 to 1/3.
•Warm dominance with variety and gradations, harmonious repetitions.
•Happy. Upbeat colors
•Variety of size- large medium small
•Well defined center of attraction with high color contrast and high value contrast.
•Variety of texture
•And painted free of futzing.
•Could have had a larger shadow on the roof.
•Four corners different in shape ,color and value.
•Modified edges –no bright stuff in corner.
I pretty much like it.
The photo was taken 3-4 years ago across the Mississippi River in Minnesota in apple county. The house has been torn down. I am glad to be able to remember it in a painting. Ellen Roles