I’m very pleased with this one. I could probably give the mountain and stream a little more shape but other than that, I actually like it. I worked very hard at not being concerned about where objects started and stopped. I kept telling myself that it’s ok for a shoreline NOT to be defined but instead, let it bleed into the stream. I had to convince myself that a mountain or cliff does NOT have to always be brown even though it goes against every fibre of my being. Even painting a tree that’s leaning is extremely vexing for me because I have to have everything even and straight and the correct color. I have to actually work at being free and loose. Must be my personality type or something.
This painting captures the spirit of a made up place in the poverty-stricken people and sense of community in Lark Rise. Their physical world is much different but this painting reflects the noble character of its’ residents.
I dropped some paint, whipped out the spray bottle, and voila! A tree and river sort of. I like the looseness and colors but I think I can do better. So until then, I’ve deemed it a ‘hot mess.’ Any comments?
Since I have assaulted your eyeballs, I’ve put up a cute picture of my Vinnie for your viewing pleasure. 🙂
Here’s one I started last night and finished up today. I actually did another one but when I got to the trees, I used a green that was TOO green for one of the trees and it was really jarring. I tried putting a gray wash over it to tone it down but it didn’t work so I had to paint it again. Hope you likey. 🙂
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