Wednesday, November 9, 2011

To brighten or not to brighten?

Hi all!
I'm in the middle of working on a self-portrait for Square Carousel, and I just wanted to get a little feedback. Some people love the colors I use, and others aren't much of a fan, so I've been playing around with it a little bit in Photoshop.

The original painting I think is too heavy on red/orange on the left side. The chair and the clothing kind of melt into one another.

So I played with it some, and I can't really say I'm a huge fan of this one either! I made the chair more of a teal so there would be a contrast with the dress, but then I felt that the piece was too cool overall, so I made the table slightly more purple. Maybe I just have to get used to it.

Thoughts? Which one do you like more? Any suggestions of colors to experiment with? I'm pretty set on my palette for everything but the table and chair, but if you have other ideas, be sure to throw them out there.



Casey Crisenbery said...

—Definitely prefer the second. You've got more complimentary colors going on and because the chair is a turquoise color, it makes the figure and her outfit/hair more vibrant.

Kristin said...

the second! looks great!

Caitlin said...

Thanks guys! I think I'm gonna go with the new one.

salli s. swindell said...

yep...teal chair it is...and i think you have a splendid color sense........!!!!! totally a great piece.

Anonymous said...

I love your colors Caitlin! I also like the second one better. I guess the teal chair is what made me choose...lovely!

Camila Faria

Caitlin said...

Thank you both! It's decided for sure then. Teal!