During a rainy day when plein air isn't so easy or appealing I painted this in my studio from a small plein air I did in September last year.
I had started it (see pic below) and then it sat in my studio for a month. I was unsure as to whether it was going to work out and with a little encouragement from my husband I continued and finished it.
I decided I wanted to mess it up before I started to apply paint. So I took some fine sand paper to it.... See pic below.
This helped take away the harsh edges and allowed me to add paint freely over the top. I have kept some of the sanding showing especially on the right hand trees.
The board is lot bigger than the plein air study and so there's more subject that will fit into it.
I used a glaze medium to thin the paint called Robersons Matt Glaze instead of Sansodor I normally use. A lot stickier, shiny and thicker consistency unsure as to whether its' better than Sansodor!
Considering I wasn't even going to finish the painting it's turned out well and it is now for sale on The Mall Galleries website for the Buy Art Buy Now section. So exciting to be represented by the Mall Galleries online!!