Red Apple-A Second Look--Sometimes I think painting is like falling in love. You create this artwork and just love it. And then with a little time to really study it--well, you see a few flaws or maybe something you can make a little better. So you don't throw away the painting, you try to make adjustments and see if it'll work. I think that most of the time there's a really good chance that it will make the whole better.
So I really loved my first pass at this painting and then thought--hmm, a darker background could be really nice. Let's try it! I was pleased with the increased contrast and made a fairly good transition between the old background, new background, and the foreground shadows. Always tricky in watercolor (or love!) Would love your comments.