I made a change to the red typewriter painting today. I’d tried to do a simple background. Hated it. I should just accept that I’m the visual equivalent of a hoarder. Anyway, decided to add back in one of the two rows of books that are behind the typewriter in my source photo.
Here’s the simple background from before. Just…vague. It didn’t work for me. At all.
red blah
And here’s how it looks after I worked on it today. I am much, much happier.

Just wait until I add detail, like titles and the slender edges of the pages, and the disintegrating covers  of these well-worn books.

red books