A painting of a very special dog. Looking good I think.
Something white and subtle and clean today.
After something clicking with the irises last week I thought I’d try my old nemesis – sunflowers. All that yellow can be overwhelming and it’s really hard to get the petals without them looking extremely rigid. In this case I think the balance between definition and looseness is just about right. One for the win column.
Now this one I started last night and walked away half way through in disgust. I fully intended to put this in the ‘burn’ pile this morning. Looking at it afresh, however, I thought maybe there’s something worth rescuing. by the time I’d put in the boats I think it has redeemed itself
Verdict? I think it has something. Too soon to tell.
Edit: Yes definitely something. Strange how it’s hard to tell immediately after finishing.
Not sure what took my fancy with the frogs but wanted to have another go but somewhat looser in style.
We went to Manchester-by-the-Sea last week and strolled down to singing beach. The sun was strong and, post labor day, only a few people were on the beach. Was almost perfect and deserved a painting. Annoyingly I got too involved with the foreground and overdid it. But it definitely captures the day.
No real reason for this one – it just took my fancy. Fun and came out well.
Something quick and new today.