I took this photo of the "love doves" off my deck railing several years ago and this is my second attempt at painting them. My first try (not shown here) came out too dark all over, I also added colored pencil to it to try to fix places..not pretty. This painting seems too soft all light and medium colors.
I am going to add more darks to give it the contrast it needs. I thought it was finished but I am not satisfied with it yet. I have to add darks to it.
I may ruin it but I have to do it. It's only paper...nothing ventured... nothing gained. I still have the drawings and the exercises so it can be repeated.
So here goes, BRB.