I've got the Oil of Cloves out of the cupboard to keep my paint wet on the palette longer. It smells like, well cloves of course, and it makes me smile and think of Christmas hams, spiced desserts and a relaxed time with family and friends.
So onto this weeks update, a day late, but it's been that kind of week :) This time last week, I thought that I would have started painting the trees on the big garden painting, but here I am on Saturday morning and I'm still defining my technique even further. With each practice I do, I keep finding things that can be improved. I did a practice painting with the branches, which I was happy with, then I decided that I could improve on the contrast even further to get more dimension in my trees. I'm still playing around with getting the practices right and am not going to rush into painting on the big canvas until I'm satisfied with the level of finish on the studies.
Small practice clumps to experiment with contrast.
Closeup detail of paint application.
Comparison between my first practice clumps and the recent ones.
Another comparison showing my progress.
This commissioned portrait that was given to the family of the girl in the painting this week.
It joins the commissioned painting of her brother I did last year.
I'm linking up with Paint Party Friday, even though it's Saturday here, it's Friday somewhere right?Happy Weekend All!
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