I have now ventured into white. This provides a beautiful contrast to the dark wood but can also make a piece look too contemporary so I have to be careful with how much white (and what kind of white) I use. I am wrestling with this one. Is it too pretty? Is it too minimal?
Having a peacock feather as the focal point can make this piece feel like merely decoration. The feather has been bleached so it's more an exercise in form rather then in the beauty of peacock colors, but I am still not sure where to go with this. I can add to this and have more focal points. This comforts me by looking more like a "traditional" Foundling. But then I come back to the minimal approach which can be so shocking by its simplicity.
This piece is another one of those that came together so quickly that I have to wait a bit. Take a breather. To wait until the assessment catches up with the reality of a new piece. I will call this one "cr" after an artist friend of mine who has the only other white Foundling I have ever created. I will listen and see if this piece is kind enough to tell me in which direction I should go.