I just couldn’t help it. I was itching to add colour.
Apart from their intimate family cluster over a map, what first caught my eye about this group was the oranges of their attire (and hair).
Now I see the before and after versions, it is clear that the colour adds interest and life. At the same time though, it seems to have softened the edges and taken some of the punch out of the painting.
So, a little colour can be a dangerous thing!