Too funny, whoever said I’m not tenacious! I wasn’t about to give up on my little red candle. So based on everyone’s great feedback, particularly Rhonda and Eva, I made some final touches leaving me with two options (threw out one of the close-ups) to add to our Christmas Card possibilities for 2014.
Red Candle, an oil pastel (7×5) was painted on white heavy card stock paper with mainly Senneliers and Neopastels. Notice the dripping red wax, glow on the walls and table, darkened top edges of the background to help achieve some glow (w/o dark you can’t have light) and finally some reflections on the table. Your feedback helped me see the scene more clearly, what a difference these changes made.
I’m calling this “The WordPress Community Project” for 2014! Thank you for not giving up on me, now I’m happy and can move on to my next painting ~
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