He Loves Me, 8 x 10
Half Full, 11 x 14
What a treat of a day--I didn't have class (that's not the treat, Laurel), but I painted as if I did--in other words, I spent a ton of time painting, and ended up with two very similar paintings. I learned a ton doing this twice, one larger than the other, and tweaking things here and there. As Laurel has said, when you do two "alike," the first is more spontaneous, looser. I think the second benefits from things learned in the first. In these, I wanted to simplify flowers, which was difficult--there is the temptation to overdo for me. I also love neutrals, and I wanted to see what would happen if the majority of the painting was high key, grays, whites, etc. Though I'm normally drawn to darks, I like the way these turned out.