I liked the dress itself but I am having so much difficulty with the background. Here are two iterations.
It is a big painting so it isn't like I can keep trying out things. I have been scouring the internet for ideas but I haven't found anything brilliant that I can steal. Even Sargent was no help
Please Help - Quickly
Hi Suzy, have you completed this piece yet? I have done many dresses love the way you have reversed the white back ground to black... it really makes your dress pop off the page! Do you feel the need to keepReplyDelete
the prominent shadow in the back ground? My instructor gave me some great advice on hard edges vs soft edges.. see how the upper right shoulder of Sargent's model seems to have no edge vs the more prominent edge of the left shoulder. Maybe keeping your left edges hard and fading your right edges might work for your piece? I will book mark your page and would love to see how you finish your piece out!
one of the dress I completed:
I finally completed it. As the song says I did it my way and got rid of the shadow altogether. I'll post it one day.Delete