Sunday, July 7, 2013

Forest 1 - A Work in Progress

It was a fairly busy day today with a lot of yard work to do in the gardens and lawn while the weather was nice.

After supper I still wanted to paint today so I worked on this piece that I had started earlier this year (see posting on 17 March 2013).

I changed my mind about the orientation of the piece and changed it from a horizontal into a vertical, which I feel will be much more effective.

I indicated a shoreline with rocks and placed a tree trunk behind one of the rocks to give a basis for how I will proceed with the background.

I changed the original birch into a fallen tree in the water and I will probably remove the rock that is in the foreground as the more I look at it I feel it is distracting.

I was not meant to do much work on this painting as we had unexpected company drop by for a visit.

I will post this painting at a later date once more of it has been completed.