Winter by the Stream.
6x6in oil on canvas $100.
This is from a photo taken near Ruidoso, NM.
It was great having so many other bloggers share that they, too,
sometimes kept working on a painting. I felt quite relieved..
If you follow my blog you will have seen the previous post on the
drawn out process I went through painting a simple tangerine.
I thought I would be smart and paint a landscape to avoid
the same situation - WRONG!
I didn't think it captured
what I felt
when I took the photo.
Values off maybe?
I should have left it alone!
I could come up with
something I liked.
I moved the middle ground
tree closer as well as making
the reeds brighter. I added
some green to see how I
felt about that.
Lost the winter feel.
and intensity of the colors
Hated this one
and went to bed!
I liked this one the
best so far.
At least it said
This morning I came back into the studio and saw
everything with fresh vision. I should have left the first
one alone and painted a fresh one correcting what I thought
I wanted to change.
I do like the top one the best.
I moved the middle ground tree back and made it a
mauvy color. Liked that! Then I made the
front trees thinner by cutting one out.
Went back to the light ochre color
of the dried grass in the fields and the rust of the reeds.
Some green by the front trees brought some life into that
area and I made the stream wider.
I feel it is a more solid little painting.
I have decided that I am in one of those
frustrating stages when I am being pulled in too many
directions and my regular routine has gone to pot.
My computer issues are still not fixed.
Lots of time on that. I have a great expert helping me and
it seems my XP system was to blame for the problems,
so new computers have been bought (2) and in the process
of getting stuff transferred.
I had made the mistake( see... it is not just in painting)
of getting a second hand one from the computer store.
Will not go into the details but enough to say I could
have cried. Feeling better now and cannot wait to get back
having a good flow in my work.