Yesterday was painting day, and while much work was done, the painting still isn't finished. BIG sigh. So, since life is a little bit calmer, I decided to work on it a bit more today.
Today I added the iron work on the upper floor of the pink building and on the bridge over the canal. On the building, I made the ironwork relatively Italianate (in this context that just means moderately ornate) and on the bridge completely spare.
So here are the questions I have for Sharon: Should I make the railing on the bridge more characteristically ornate? Or would that take too much attention away from the figure? I do think I need to make the head a bit more defined and slightly brighter colors on the shirt. Anyway, another question would be: Should I draw the railing on the other side of the bridge? Or would that detract from the rather simplistic drawing of the background buildings? Or would it balance the more ornate detailing on the pink building?
Anyway, I still have to paint the edges of the bridge while I ponder what I think might be best.