Re: April Blooms - Structured
You have used some lovely impressionistic brush strokes in the leaves, and beautiful, rich colors in the pot. I can see you have been working very hard on this piece.
You might ask yourself what is it you want to the viewer's eye to go to first. My eye first goes to the left side of the pot, both because of the sharp contrast (dark and light) there and the hard edge of the pot's side against the background. I would suggest you decrease this contrast and soften the side of the pot so it visually rolls backwards.
The other question you might ask is "Where is the light coming from?" When painting, we are not really painting an object, but rather the patterns of light and shadow. I have offered one suggestion below, by changing the background to a dark violet, with the light hitting the plant from the left. But, there are many ways to handle this. Generally, it is much easier to paint if you have one strong source of light.
PS... I am having trouble loading the pic I adjusted for you. I will try again tomorrow.
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