On Facebook, I asked people if this vibrant, colorful painting below worked for them in terms of color – clearly I wasn’t sure if it did for me … but I fooled with it for a long time and wasn’t very satisfied with anything I did.Â So I asked for opinions and help.Â A few people spoke to the color contrast not really working for them – thank you for that feedback!!
So I decided to play around some more and invite you into my process and hopefully get some more feedback.Â I basically like the structure of the image! That can be seen in #2 below in the grayscale.Â Then I decided to work on just the blacks first and change them into a softer violet … what do you think … is that progress?Â After that, this time I decided to leave the whites alone and work just on the neutrals.Â The “neutrals” would be the grays that are part way between black and white. I made them into a color that is softer and also feels more “related” to the newer violet.
Do you think this works now?Â In my assessment, leaving the white alone helped give a resting spot to the image rather than cranking it up more and I think that makes it more pleasant for many to look at.Â I also think that having the neutrals color closer to the background makes it more peaceful.Â this is my current analysis anyway.
Which is your favorite?Â Why?Â Thank you so very much for playing with me!! ~ Diane Clancy!
Hitched, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Hitched #2, in the original grayscale, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Hitched #3, changing the blacks to a more neutral violet, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Hitched #4, then adding a softer contrast, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
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