So I lied. It took more than a few days to get this new one on here. I am starting to get busy with seasonal stuff, so am not painting as much as I would like. It feels like it took a tremendously long time to finish this one. But it didn’t really. It used to be completely normal for me to take months to finish even a small canvas. The bulk of this was finished in two weeks and I dragged my heels for the remaining week. In the future, I would ideally like to finish off a canvas this size in a week. It is not that I have a “more is better” mentality, but that it would be objective proof that my focus, time management, and confidence in painting are improving.
So, back to the painting. You may recognize this scene as the one in my homepage banner, minus me hiking. It is from my October hike to Flumserberg and we really were lost (not direly so, though). I am a big fan of the subtle gradations of colour and light to be found in these high alpine bowls. I did not quite nail the areas of high light (yellow) in that they should have been bolder. I must say I am liking the abstracted effect of the foremost peak, though. The clouds look a little too cotton-bally for me but that is something I feel I can improve easily. The foreground gave me a tremendous amount of trouble, and was redone 3 times. I am going to have to work on that. On a positive note (using my old litmus test) I don’t mind looking at this one and it will not be going in the bin. It also serves as a reminder of a great day with a lovely friend who will soon be moving across continents (I will miss you hiking buddy!!)
So, now onto something new. I have no idea but am going to give myself a week to figure it out. A small snow scene would be nice in honour of the season… Speaking of which, I have a weekend wander I am going to post in a day or two (I mean it this time…)
Thanks for tuning in,