Friday, April 4, 2008
Boats in the bay
This painting is nearly finished! Just the rocks on either side of the bay to go and I should be able to get them done tomorrow. I took it from the stage below today after 6 paintless days :(
I could have snuck in a half hour here and there but I'm not working to a deadline and that means there's nothing to gain from painting to the point of sleep deprevation! I've enjoyed the relaxed pace, although I think I probably make more decisive and intuative choices when I have less time. These hills were green when I last posted them, then I changed my mind and painted them brown and added a bit of bush, then I decided I needed more bush and...well, you get the idea! I've dulled the sea since I last posted too which I am much more satisfied with. The shade of blue I chose originaly was making the whole scene too bright. I wanted to try and capture a fading light, not middle of a summer day light! I think I am on the right track now! lol I think the hardest thing with this painting is that I am painting from my head with no point of reference like I did with Tuscany. (Andrea was it you the asked if I was painting from a photo?) I didn't copy Tuscany but it was much easier having a visual to work from. I will remember that for the next painting I do.
Ah well, time to get the kids sorted for bed...reality visits us all eventually! lol