I made a few minor adjustments to this yesterday evening, at WL’s request, and now it’s all finished. Was nice to get painting again after a few weeks away from it!
Some more progress on this one. Quite pleased with how it’s coming along but there are still several areas that need sorting out. The skyholes in the large tree at the right need tidying up, I don’t think the distant trees on the left work as they are, and I’m worried that the green of the meadow looks too uniform – maybe I need to break it up with some splashes of colour. The line of the clouds is too parallel to the slope of the meadow as well, I think.
Let’s see what tomorrow brings.
A little more done today, managed to get through a ‘crisis of confidence’ stage and now beginning to think I may be able to make something of this one. I can see several things that need fixing – the photos are great for showing up the errors – and don’t much like the support, canvas panels are not my favourite. At least it’s not stretched canvas.
Not a great photo as the paint’s obviously still wet and so there is some glare, but hopefully you can see where this one’s going. Probably won’t get much more, if any, done to this one before next weekend now. C’est la vie. Or, as they say here in Belgium, ‘that’s life’…
Visited my new local art shop in Mons today for some supplies. Unfortunately their range is fairly limited, so no linen panels. I’ve just started this one on canvas. Not my favourite medium but beggars can’t be choosers and all that…
This is the project I mentioned a little while ago. I couldn’t post it then as the painting was to be a wedding present for my new brother- and sister-in-law, and I didn’t want to risk them getting a sneak preview on the off chance that they had a look at the website. However, they’ve now held their reception and received their gifts, and so the cat’s out of the bag (maybe not exactly the right turn of phrase, but…)
I was in two minds about how much to develop the scenery around them, and finally decided to leave things very simple so as not to detract from the main subjects.