|"A Walk By the River" - Pastel - 9x12 - October 2014 |
Vogel State Park
25 Painting Challenge - Today getting started was easier. My reference photos were selected for the week. I had a paper mounted to foam board ready to go. I did the thumb nail sketch and selected colors for under painting and the painting. I decided to do an alcohol under painting. The day came to an end and I had been back and forth to the painting. I was not happy with it! I decided to take a photo of the painting which is my usual practice when I finished. I knew I wasn't finished but in the spirit of making myself move forward I took a shot. It actually helped me better clarify my next steps. The shore line is to straight, the tree are to uniform, color scheme does not work. I like the shape and feel of the piece however and will tackle the completion tomorrow. So glad I mounted an assortment of sizes on foam board. Since I will be finishing this one tomorrow, I will do a small study for my Day 4 painting.