One of this week's exercises is an abstract using any course media. I began on another exercise--pastel landscape--that slipped apart. This mushroom was originally going to be a mini landscape but slipped as well. Figured I might as well try for the abstract exercise! I'm having a hard time focusing. I just lost a very dear friend and I'm all over the place.
After posting last night I spent more time desaturating and darkening the background and adding layers of color.
Usually I push my work right up to the Cornell site. I'm learning to hold back. Sometimes fresher eyes a day or two later uncover areas that could use a bit of polish.