My planner says the next painting due for a revamp is this one only because its ready and waiting for my undivided attention. This painting has always annoyed me and have never been able to figure out why. I liked the mountains, the water was okay, even the bird is passable, and then my eye travelled to the foreground and a groan escaped.
What on earth do I do with it?
With imagination as a term of reference I started painting rocks. Unfortunately the new foreground highlighted the problematic perspective initiating thoughts of a blue glaze. Instead, I reached for the green squirting a small amount onto the tray mixing it with a measured amount of liquol which was quickly brushed over the blue mountains rubbing back where necessary hoping against hope it would look OK. With a huge sigh, I stepped back and studied my handiwork.. I could have cheered.. it worked! It had done the job.
Coming downstairs to do this blog, I loaded the photo of todays handiwork onto Photoshop and had a play. Scooting a red highlight over the picture gave a rich warmth to the blues, highlighting the greens, turning the whites a pastel red. Quite tempted to give it a go.. will wait and see what happens.
Work in Progress Original