On top of everything else, we’ve moved into a grade 2 listed Victorian terrace.
It’s charming and quirky, but also dated and spider-filled. So we’ll be gradually doing it up over the next few months (…years).
I don’t have lots of impressive Instagrammable photos of it, mostly because we barely have any furniture, but I thought it would be fun to share the colour scheme of one of the rooms. The photo is edited to show the colour more accurately.
Another beautiful day.
When I got home I found an hour in the evening to spend on this painting.
I’m happier with the trees in the background. I still really want to create realstic images, but I know I’ve got a way to go. Still, all progress is good!
Some thoughts this time round:
- I know I’ve always thought you should avoid mixing with black, but if the colour is actually grey, it’s ok to add a tiny bit of black.
- Varying the direction of the brush makes for more realstic leaves.
- Plotting in the most contrasting highs and lows of shading early on would have made it much easier to have an accurate understanding of how the colours fit together. Otherwise, as the light changes, you’re doing a bit of guesswork.
- I seriously need to pick up more white paint.
That’s all for today.