Lilies and grapes
by Marilyn Gray
I used a wooden plate about 15" in diameter. When I first saw the design I was captured by the sheer simpicity and the fact that the black background seemed to pop the subject right off the surface.
I am not a fine art's painter, in fact I am sincerely trying to learn every technique I can find to add beauty and structure to my painting projects.
I had the most trouble with the leaves. I just can't seem to get the shadows and hi-lights to correctly express how they should look. (more realistic)
I would love to add accent colors as well as details that would allow more interest to the finished project, I just don't know what colors would apply for accents and other details.
I would love any and all comments on making this painting more beautiful and interesting without looking cluttered. I like simple, yet defined detail in a painting.