Hope Cunningham Fine Art

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Elegant Blossom

Original 24" X 18" Oil Painting on Canvas

Put your on your Art Critic hats folks, I need your opinion. The image above is how this painting looks after working on it today, the photo below was taken yesterday. As you can see, I darkened the background and warmed the color up a bit. Now that I look at the photos, I'm on the fence about whether that was a wise move. I'm thinking that perhaps the cooler, lighter background is more effective. What do you think? By the way, you might be surprised to know that there is no "blue" pigment in this painting. I used ivory black. It tends to dry pretty flat, but I will varnish it to refresh the darks.


  1. i like the background in the top painting better. In the bottom piece, the direction of the white flowers goes up to the light area of the background in the corner, and then right off the painting. W/out that light corner, my eye stays on the piece.