Blue clothesline againPosted: April 29, 2015
I thought it might be worth trying to paint this scene again to work out some of the problems with the previous painting. Last night I found a quarter sheet of Fabriano 300lb paper and I attacked this again, this time with no drawing, straight to paint, trying to get to what I wanted as directly as possible. Instead of having two parallel trees in the background I changed it to one bigger one and placed a smaller one further back. I simplified the shapes of the foliage, made the deep dark areas a better shape, broke up the big white space with some stronger shadows and then left it alone.