done! (“afternoon nap”)

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AFTERNOON NAP β€’ 30 inches x 40 inches β€’ Β©2010 Marie Scott

I’ve had this piece hanging up for several months now, and decided long ago that it just wasn’t “quite right.” So just last week I FINALLY put the finishing touches on it, and I’m happy with the results.

Here’s the before and after photos… the changes I made were very subtle, but now that I’ve “fixed” it, I belive it’s DONE!

“Afternoon nap” is one of the 19 new paintings I created in 2010 that you’ll be able to see in person if you visit me at Greenville Open Studios this Friday and Saturday.

To see earlier posts with photos of this painting in progress, click here.

Here it is before I did anything. After staring at this painting for five months, I felt like the grasses were too pale.

To remedy the problem, I added some shadows in the grasses to make the lighter shades of grass really pop. Then I added a thin glaze of yellow to the grass under the tree. I wanted to give it a little more texture than the hills in the distance.

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