Friday, September 28, 2012

The background on this painting is taking a very long time to come together but I think it's nearly there now. Now the foreground will get some more attention. It will be challenging as there are rocks visible under the water and I really want that to be a feature of the painting. Basically it's a matter of painting what you see, rather than what you think you would see.

I painted this little 8 x 16" sheep painting when I was feeling bogged down with the background on the beach scene. It was fun to do and totally different. It's on board so quite a different surface to work on than canvas.  Every brushmark really shows so it's good for texture.

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