Leftover Paint Background - Finished
(Gold Coast, Qld.)
Red Hibiscus and Buddha
Finally got this painting to where I reckon it's finished. I added more detail to the hibiscus and the rest of the branch - but then thought that the left of the canvas was too plain and needed something to balance the whole thing. I think that by adding an extra branch with a couple of extra buds has achieved what I wanted with the buddha image being pushed further into the background.
I was mindful of what Jane had commented about 'less being more' but I just couldn't leave it as it was and took the risk of highlighting sections to represent a beam of light and the with a thin wash to represent the beam itself. If it hadn't worked, I would have gone to Mark's idea. It's only paint and you can always paint over it.
I'll rename it 'Red Hibiscus and Buddha'.