Well, many of my readers will remember one particular painting that I was struggling with. The part I was struggling with most was the sky.
Brought it to this point:
Finally ended up with something, that while it wasn’t exactly what I’d planned on, I decided was acceptable.
After this I painted in an outline of land, but I didn’t photograph that, so I can’t post it.
I still wasn’t sure if I liked where the painting was going, so I sat it aside for a few days, I did some practice skies, played around with my paints, looked at photos of skies, and looked at other artists paintings, made unrelated sketches, but didn’t touch this canvas for a few days.
I think I am becoming a little happier with this pieces as it progresses. I will say that I took this photo with my phone, and the colors aren’t quite true. There is a considerable amount of purple in the sky on the real painting.
So where is this piece going next? Well, I am going to make the water reflect the colors of the sky a little more, and then I’ll be painting in a bridge that, if I do it right, pretty much everyone will recognize.
At that point, I will either be leaving it as a landscape, or inserting a little piece of science fiction pop culture. I haven’t really decided for sure. Also, there will probably be a boat or two in the water.