Need to decide
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Hope you can see this. It's the beginning of a painting (oil 14 x11) of an iris in my garden called Camelot Rose. The falls are very dark purple, the standards are a pale, flesh pink, and the beard is orange. The bloom time overlaps the bloom time of the foxgloves which I am including behind the iris.
I blocked in the shapes while sitting on my deck--which put the blooms at eye level. The garden and yard beyond are up a steep hillside (house is near the bottom of the hill), but I did not want to depict it the way it actually is. Rather, I wanted to show the flowers against the sky. My thought was to include distant mountains. But----not sure about the location, size, etc. that I've started with.
Red line defines top of mountains.
Blue line--base of mountains where they meet flat land.
White--outlines top portion of iris blossoms.
Green lines are suggestions of stems and leaves.
Should I make the mountains higher in the painting?
Move up the base (blue Line) to make the mountains smaller and the grassy area deeper?
forget it altogether and just do a nondescript sort of background--which would probably eliminate the outdoors feel.
All suggestions will be happily considered. Thanks. Phyl