I came back with a partially colored picture. I do quite like the colors I chose for her dress (and I will search around her skin color more later, and I know that her forearm is way too short, I think I know how to fix that…), but I can’t get the background right… it should be dimmed and all creamy, but with some hints of other colors. Unfortunately, it all looks both too grey and too saturated in the same time. Do you have some suggestions? What am I doing wrong?
(This is my best attempt. There were some previous ones… )
I wanted the frame around her (it’s actually a bed, just the bedding it’s visible, I guess I forgot to paint it in this attempt…) to be a very dark wood. Stairs - lighter wood, the floor - light wood, walls could be whatever. Curtains could be any color I want, and I’m not decided yet what should be the background of her - I guess it should be fabric from the other side of the bed (second pair of curtains, just closed). Light should come from the right side and the right side is a wall that is perpendicular to the stairs and the bed and it touches it (as in, if that woman reached her arm, she would touch the wall). There is a window on the right side just outside of the canvas. (You see, I have all of it thought out, I just can’t figure out how to make colors match what I imagined…). I want colors to be dim and not overpower the beautiful richness of red of the dress.