Originally Posted by laf.art
I like this but feel that the white deadens it somehow, I wonder what something a little warmer would do
Thanks very much laf and Kay.
Interesting observation from both of you. Exploration of warmth was definitely part of the circuitous path
IRL, it is a bit warmer, because I started with yellow. Below is a small version of the pic posted above, next to one I took with my iPhone. Photos can be frustrating. The actual painting is almost smack in the middle of these two color wise. Warm(er), but without all that green.
I used a very (very) light wash of cadmium yellow around some of the edges and a few spots within and added the more striking bits of a pyrrole orange/napthol red mix with frayed hemp rope.
LMK if you think the Mama Bear version might be just right. I'm leaning that way.