48" x 36" - acrylic on canvas - SOLD
At the end of the summer I wrote a post about creating several paintings using one image, essentially theme and variation. This is the third painting in that series. After a good start in August, I had some interruptions and then challenges with the palette, the composition and how to paint the foliage. However I kept painting, and had a chance to take a visual break from it while in France. When I returned, and saw it again with fresh eyes, I was very happy with the painting. Finished. Here is the original inspiration and a few shots showing how it progressed.
At this point I didn't like the placement of the trees, especially the one in the middle!!! I blacked them out and started again, then I began to section or block in the spaces between the trees, and kept painting.