Day 9 already!! How did that happen?
Again this was a toughie. No one can say I’m shying away from the hard stuff this time. This was a real struggle but I think I managed to simplify enough in the right places to pull it off.
Steps below :
Started in the John Yardley way from farthest away. Was not very confident at this point. I didn’t know whether the values were going to hang together – too light, too dark, not enough merging.
The final thing. By the last ten minutes I’d got the hang of the architectural detail in the white basilica. Everything you read about painting says things like ‘less is more’ ‘it’s what you leave out that’s important’ or ‘indicate, don’t state’. But boy is it hard to put it into practice.
This was a struggle – but worth it.
Oh – and here’s the reference photo (yes I know I should get out and paint outside).