A FORUM OF DISCUSSION, CRITIQUE AND SHARING WITH CANADIAN ARTIST BRIAN SIMONS. THE ARTIST'S WORK CAN BE SEEN AT HIS OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.briansimons.com
Great job on the boat here Norm, I think the painting is a bit top heavy with all that red in the background. I would blue the background up slightly to make it recede and put some darker ripples or something in the water in the foregound to give a bit of weight at the bottom of the canvas...Other than the weight issue, great color and rendition Norm. Brian
Thanks, Brian. Are you suggesting that the red be muted with light blue or do you mean lighten up the background water with a blue tinge?
Normally cool colors recede and warm colors come forward in painting. If you just lightly glazed the red with a thin bluish was, it would push it back some! Just a thought. Brian