The first idea. But it needs development . . . .
The second idea is better, but the light valued shape does
nothing for the figure.
The third idea is better . . .much better, but needs simplifying to say more about the figure.
Finally, the figure is set into the right value structure to bring all the attention on it. After all, this isn’t about the surrounding scenery. It is all about the mood of the figure.
oil on linen on panel, 10″ x 8″