So last night was our final art class of this session. Numbers were down to 4 and the atmosphere was somewhat lethargic. Annoyingly I’d printed out some reference photos to do some bee and bluebottle paintings and left them on my desk so I had to resort to painting the cherry branches and their buds.
Nothing really to write home about which wasn’t surprising as I wasn’t very enthusiastic. I quite like the two on the left – the tones are closer and the simplified layers give a nice effect.
After getting bored with buds I started a small landscape and tried the John Lovett approach. It didn’t work.
This is one of the times I feel like I’m going backwards. I know I should just push through this as it’s likely to be because I’m trying more ambitious things but it’s pretty demoralizing. I still fancy having a crack at those bees though. Maybe they’ll be my breakthrough.