Small study on paper 6" x 8"
This started out approximately 8" x 8". After completing the painting I looked at it for awhile and I wasn't happy with the foreground so I decided to cropped it in Photoshop. Now I like it better - cropped. In the cropped out foreground I had attempted to put in some wet sand that was partially in shade and had some of the grasses, but I couldn't pull it off to make it look realistic.... crop, crop, crop.
So, what do you see?
- What time of day is it?
- Whats the overall feeling, mood?
- Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring?
I'll give you a clue. This doesn't look anything like the photo reference I worked from.
Today, I'll attempt to paint another. Today, I'll do a value sketch. Today, I'll put in my shaded areas first. Today I'll start out with a list of things I must remember as I work. Todays a new day.