Looking Up 3
Worked hard on the background for the figures. Even though the sketch showed bands of color, I always had in the back of my mind to make the background more of a smooth area of blended color. These areas turned into circles or orbs of color. I have a yellowish one at the top, a greenish one on the bottom and a bluish one on the middle left. I changed the color of the bluish one from the purple. I felt I needed more visual weight on the bottom so I made the greens the deeper values. Once I get the figures in the colors will change again. I like the way the figure on the middle right seems to be created from the overlapping circles. As well as the upper red figure from the blue and yellow.
What looks good on a 3"x4" rough sketch does not always translate well onto a 30"x40" canvas. The sketch is a guide - not a contract. I almost always modify, adjust and downright change things as I go.