|Artists are forever in danger of outsmarting
themselves. Doing something they think is clever and forgetting the original
elements or concept. I have been guilty of this with this painting. I will leave the
body alone for a while and see what suggests itself in the detail remembering
that a lot of details I intend destroying for effect later. First some
foreground detail on the sofa, some pattern and repetition ...
The nude is almost OK. Now for some radical changes
and see their effect. The dominant pillow and the satin sheet - also the
pillow under the left foot.
The darker pillow defines the anatomy quite
dramatically but maybe too much so? Also the blue is not in harmony. I
will give the satin sheet some swirling folds and creases.
Maybe I will marble the surrounding arch as
it seems to suggest such. Also I will change the front pillow color again