Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More on Ammonite Falls

I have worked for a couple of hours each day on Ammonite Falls. Yesterday I had the sky a beautiful pink with golden pink at the top. It was a great colour but the picture looked awful - so bad, I didn't even take a photo. I was worried that when my family arrive on the weekend they would know that I had lost it as an artist. Like I said - pride goes before the fall.

So today I thought about what I should do and this evening, I painted over the pink with white and cerulean blue and - lower down - cobalt blue. I muted the very pink interior of the forest with cobalt blue and made a brighter patch behind the central very small douglas fir. There are some really cool spots on my painting that look sort of like stained glass. However, it is not yet working as a whole. I think the current problem is the path - which is the wrong colour and looks humped up in the middle rather than well-worn. Also the shrubbery is the wrong colour and big tree trunks are way too messy. However, I don't want them to be too neat - as the rest of picture is intentionally messy. Well- we'll see what happens tomorrow.

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