12 x 36" acrylics
Sometimes it is difficult to move past the ugly stage of a painting. Often it takes some time to pass before the mood and inspiration comes to help ease it along to where it should be. Most pieces have their swan in them, it just takes a bit of coaxing sometimes to get it out into the open.
I thought I'd share the final images of a couple of pieces that I showed here in varying stages which are now complete.
The first, Landwash, is in acrylics on a 12" x 36" gallery canvas. From the last piece I had shown here I added some glazes of colour to the sea and shore to give it interest and break up the expanse of silvery water. The sun hitting high points of the water and glittering across the surface completed it.
6 x 12 oils
The second piece was a study of a the water surface from an image taken at Gallow's Cove Pond late last summer. I had put down the values and hadn't done much more with it, posting it here with another reflective water surface painting. I hauled the canvas out again and added some detail to it. The painting was done in oils on a reclaimed canvas 6 x 12" and the surface was a little uneven, so this will likely remain a study.