Thursday, December 28, 2017

Baby Steps

The fact that I completed a monochromatic underpainting as a first step with this piece is a great leap forward in itself, but I'm afraid I've reverted to type and have spent a lot more time than I meant to on the most distant trees in this scene, fiddling with colour while striving to limit contrast and detail as a means of enhancing the sense of depth.

After something like a 20 year interval since my last attempt using oil paints, I guess it's understandable that I'm feeling like a complete beginner. I'm impatient to find out whether I'll ultimately be able to achieve the look I'd envisaged when I decided to give them another try. At this early stage, the jury is still out.

As always, constructive criticism and comments are welcome.


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