This little painting has an extremely simple composition. When I was done with it, I was surprised that I liked it. I used only five colors even though it reads as basically two colors - red and purple.
From this painting alone, I could learn so much. Such as to keep it simple with all my painting. For me it's harder to keep it simple than to tweak a painting into something else. There's that fine line that all painters deal with at a certain point in their painting. Sometimes I'll have something good going and I want to add another color, which will change everything. Then maybe one of the kids will show up, the doorbell will ring, or the dog has to go out. I'm stopped from going overboard. And I'm grateful.