For those of you that have been following this painting, you can see I have made some major changes. First lesson learned. A beautiful, colorful antique quilt wants to take center stage. I had to remove it. The focal area is the colorful spools of thread. The rabbit is a supporting character along with book and mug. The drapery has been changed and the white spool of thread is now yellow. I needed the yellow to be repeated somewhere so the book color wasn't an isolated color. Am I finished? It feels finished because I have accomplished my intended goal BUT the mug doesn't have the Mary Had a Little Lamb design. Also Jane is alone on the book cover. Decision--Dick or no Dick? Does it need it? I'll put it aside for a few days and come back to it later.
Here is the original photo
Any questions or comments are always welcomed. I really enjoy painting with you guys looking over my shoulder.