|"Button Down" - 20x20 inches - oil on canvas|
My problem was the background. In my first version, I included some details of the door and I found it to be too distracting. Second version eliminated the details but I painted it with some texture which was again, distracting. With the third version, I went with a very light color. I wasn't happy. Fourth version was a dark background. Again, not happy. I finally found a middle ground with the fifth rendition! A medium value with compatible colors and just enough texture to make the background interesting. I'm really happy with the final version and am very glad that I kept at it until I was satisfied!
"Button Down" is a 20x20 oil on canvas painting with a wood floating frame (see photos below). This painting is available at Artists Corner and Gallery in West Acton, MA, or, you can buy it directly from me by clicking the Buy Now button below.