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10-02-2013, 08:33 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2013/1349289-005.JPG I am working on a series of 3 fall leaves. These are not finished. I feel like they need something more. Any ideas? Background? They'll be 2 seperate paintings when I'm done. Done on Arches, each painting is about 3 1/2 x 5 inches, in Cotman colors.

10-02-2013, 11:16 PM
Maybe use some darker complimentary color to set off the leaves and frame them in that color. If you want the white background I would work stronger colors all around the edges and fade them into what you already have, this would create strong contrast.

10-03-2013, 03:15 AM
I would leave the background white but add shadows from light shining from the left or right.


10-03-2013, 05:53 AM
I'm with Doug! Nicely painted leaves.

10-03-2013, 12:02 PM
Thanks, everyone! I'm going to work on them tonight, so I'll see how the shadows turn out!