Very little painting done yesterday on the BC Lodge painting. Instead, I've been studying the photo taken this morning of the painting and am not at all happy with the foliage on the hillside. Did you notice the swath of dark tree areas on each side of the painting? How they cut the hillside into three separate areas rather than being integrated? I'm trying to think in terms of warm/cool, light vs. dark, small shapes vs. large shapes. directional flow of the of each plane in the hillside. I am also going to begin another painting so that my mind can go in a different direction rather than obsessing about the Lodge painting.
I read a quote somewhere that I really liked and am paraphrasing here; "I'm not striving for perfection but, excellence." Excellence is what I'm trying to learn and hope you will share my struggles and accomplishments with me!