(Half of this challenge: 30 Paintings in 30 Days)
But it was such a pleasant, balmy day on Wednesday I had to get outside.
Normally I'm not thrilled to paint on overcast days but Carlson's book on landscape painting has given me a fresh appreciation for even (and especially) gray days. More on that later.
Here's a step by step of the piece I painted.
This is a very different process than when I paint larger, more detailed works.
With the larger works I have a clear idea of how the painting will look when completed. With these I'm making it up as I go, seeing what the paint will let me get away with... and I have little idea how it will turn out.
I moved some of the trees closer to the mine ruins to narrow the "frame".
I applied paint & scraped it off with my palette knife multiple time during this piece.
Gotta get that bright yellow/new wood support beam in there. (Ugh.)
Must tone down the red!