The last post about it was on June 26th of this year, and, this is what it looked like (photo at right) at the end of that painting session.
Now that I've completed it, I'm not sure that its better, but I do know that I'm done and won't add another drop of oil to this painting.
Some of the things I learned from this painting.
- Think about shape... forget about all the detail
- get your drawing right the first time around
- I need to paint more and do alla prima ... (A style of painting where, instead of building colours up with layers, the painting is done in one session while the paint is still wet. From the Italian word which literally means at once.)
- Decide right away if you want a high key or low key painting
I thoroughly enjoyed the two landscape oil paintings I have done. I don't think either one is an award winners, but they have been so enjoyable to paint ... and isn't that really why I did them?