4 x 4 Oil on panel
I was not able to get to my studio today. I didn't want to fall further behind so I'm going to post this painting I did last week and talk about why I don't like it! I did this painting before I painted my #10 The Getaway (shown below).
Originally I liked having his hands in the frame because I like the interest it adds. But after I painted this I was not thrilled with the shape of the negative spaces around him. The figure and shadow are just not filling the board in as pleasing a way as I wanted. Maybe if I had not cropped off his head it would have worked better. But then I would have had to put this on a larger board and I needed a quick small one in order to stay on track with this challenge. I wanted to put more emphasis on the shadow and the space under his right foot. So I resized the image.
Here, again, is my #10 submission The Getaway so you can compare. I think it works better than the one above. What do you think?