September 30, 2013

Reverse-order painting

You'd think it would have made sense to do the small study before I worked on the large painting last week.  But I didn't, so today I got to the farm early to work on a study that I hoped would help enlighten me about what I should have worked out before getting into a big painting.  I definitely see the benefit of the lighter, more violet sky and plan to work that into the larger painring.  Not so sure about the large and simplified shadow.  Interestingly, in spite of its flaws, the large painting in the state it's in from the previous post got a very positive response from the group of painters.After getting that out of the way, I worked on a small painting of the farmhouse and nearby buildings.

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