I thought while I was at the river hanging out with my youngest daughter and her dog, Alonzo I would paint. Surprising idea, huh? I forgot my camera, no photos with this plein air session. (What?!!) I am wondering if the simplistic look is sufficient or should I give some texture to the river and the embankment? Does this painting look finished to you?
This painting is a failure I believe but including it in my post. I do believe that I got a good start on the foliage of the tree and the trunk but failed in that I have a dominate branch leading the eye out of the painting. I lost definition of the rocks in the foreground and the shapes of the shadows aren’t delineated from the foreground. I decided not to finish the bottom part of the painting which included the river and it actually isn’t shown in this photo.
- Success with a painting sometimes is a hit or miss and that’s alright, enjoy it when it happens.
- That’s all folks….for now!