The mist rolled up the hill at the end which changed it as well.
When I got it back to the studio it was one of those that was disappointing, it didn't work. So I decided to scrape the whole thing back. Nothing to loose as I didn't like it how it was. I used a palette knife and took as much paint off as I could and leaving a ghost of a painting. I did it in sections here's the second. I had just done the sky & hills...
You can also see I changed the composition as the tree line was coming off the bottom of the board, so I moved it up and made it a bit smaller, which helped.
The light hit the tops of the trees which I captured it also hit the top of the middle distance hills I put that in but decided it was confusing and when I repainted it, it more how it was in the beginning of the morning.
A good learning piece, bitter cold too!
An interesting painting. I am not surprised that the area is called “The Devil’s” Punchbowl, certainly not a pretty or heavenly place. I think you did well to tackle such an unprepossessing subject.ReplyDelete
I am always fascinated to see how an artist can paint such an interesting and vivid picture using what can seem to be an uninspiring landscape. I have much to learn in this respect. I think you have succeeded in painting a lovely picture with a mystical feel to it.ReplyDelete