I had a little time this afternoon in the studio and so I teased a little more out of this acrylic painting. I am trying not to worry about being too realistic on this painting. The whole scene appeared stylized to me when I saw it and I immediately wanted to try it. And I wanted it in acrylic, not watercolor. The forest floor, for instance, is of course not that pristine. But I didn't want the texture to compete with the the canopy. And I wanted those horizontal shadows to contrast with all those verticals.
But now I wonder if I should do a "Robert Genn" and glaze the whole painting a light glaze of phalo blue and then go back and paint the center of interest. AND what IS the center of interest? I wonder if I need to push back the forest in the background. The photo I took of it on the easel has truer color...for some reason the larger photo is grayed down a little. You can see the start of this on yesterday's post.