Srebnik has taught us to drag a paper towel through the paint sometimes....to create a "dissipating light"). Breaking up the colors and shapes in this small painting relieved it instantly from looking uptight. I like it well enough now, I might even make some corrections later to see if it could fly as a little "real" painting on it's own.
Thumbnail sketch: Celeste Bergin, Sunflowers, oil on 5x5 panel
3 hours ago