" Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness but as you go through life's journey, remember the black keys also create music."
We cannot really appreciate happiness without its mirror emotion sadness. Both are part of our journey of life. Happiness provides satisfaction and resolution, sadness on the other hand helps us develop perseverance and strength. Accept both and hopefully you’ll be playing a perfect concerto.
It doesnt really come over well in the small jpg but I tried using several contrasting elements to help accentuate the mood in the 2 sections. In the main happy section my model Mira is using all white keys and in the reflection using mostly black keys. I also played with the sense of light in the main part of the painting versus the comparitive darkness of the reflection to help enhance the happy or sad feeling and lastly I used warm reds for the happy section versus cooler purply reds for the sadder reflection. These subtle colour differences are really lost in the jpg, sorry.