Gosh, a whole month since my last post!
In that month I’ve been to a wedding, spent a week in Norfolk and visited my beautiful puppy Molly a lot! She’s not coming home until the end of July but I am SO excited. I hope she loves Josh (our rescue dog) and doesn’t miss her current pupmates too much.
ANYWAY – here’s the acrylic study of my garden with a bit more detail.
Finally I had the chance to work on it when the weather and time of day was the same as when I started it.
The leaves have grown over the fence so I’m having to start paint in some more leaves in the shadow next to the cabin.
When I looked at the painting for the first time in a while, I was pleasantly surprised! I wasn’t particularly pleased with it when I left it last time. It’s amazing what a difference fresh eyes can make. I’m especially pleased now that the layers of different leaves are beginning to look more distinct. If you saw my first post about this, you’ll know that painting realistic leaves was something that I was really struggling with. Now I feel like I’ve definitely improved!
I’ll keep working on this piece. The big thing I’ve taken away from it so far is that I need to start off being confident with the contrast of light and dark so that I’m not taking as long to create form.
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to the month!