We’ve rented a fabulous house for the week in Kittery Maine. It is right by the sea and has wonderful views of Portsmouth harbor. I can just step out the back door, set up the easel and paint. It’s wonderful.
Day 1. This is a view of part of next door’s garden. I haven’t painted landscapes in a while and summer greens are notoriously hard so this was a leap into the unknown.
To make things harder I started this the day before in the afternoon and finished the next day in the morning. This meant that all the shadows were reversed which was annoying. However I struggled on but almost gave up on it as I got towards the end. Everything was getting muddy and the trees were looking rather stodgy. Didn’t like it one bit immediately after I’d finished but it’s growing on me.