La-di-da-di-dee, la-di-da-di-dah...my painting class goes on and I finally put my Fish Houses painting to bed. I say put to bed because, while it's not perfect and it could use a lot more work, I'm done with it. I needed to move on, so I did.
The following pictures are of my third pass (I really wanted it to be my last), a revisit of the original inspiration painting and then, finally, my final pass on Fish Houses.
Fish Houses 3
Fish Houses, Monhegan by Bernhard Gutmann
Fish Houses final
You can see the progress in some areas but other areas really didn't get a lot of attention. I did learn that acrylic paint dries darker and that's why the building on the left got a bit of blue green that was a lot more intense than I wanted. I like how I resolved it in the final version along with the sky, which I feel is clearly the most successful part of the painting. Considering I felt clumsy, frustrated and completely out of my depth while painting this one, I guess it's not too bad for my second painting.
I was happy to move on to a new canvas and a new inspiration painting by Christine Lafuente, Old Spruce on Somes Sound.
Old Spruce on Somes Sound by Christine Lafuente
I love Christine's work and this painting is gorgeous, the palette, the looseness, the mood. Yum.
And, here is my first pass, just a quick 30 minute under painting. It will develop in next few weeks.
Somes Sound under painting
I don't know how close I'll stay to the original painting, it may go off in a different direction, for instance, I may or may not add the old spruce. We will just have to see where this one goes. But I'm so happy doing this painting. I love these colors and the loose, sloppy brushstrokes. It's fun and freeing!