Sunday, March 16, 2014

Step by Step

I would get a lot more paintings finished if I could get them to look right the first time around.  I am able to see a work with a fresh eye if I put it out of sight for a few weeks and then return to it.  I liked this landscape when I completed it, but as I looked at it this morning I saw lots to change.  I started by lightening the sky and distant mountains.  I repainted the trees so that I would have soft edges and added some small redbud trees for more interesting color.  The one on the top is the finished painting.

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