Painting landscapes is one of my dream goals. Every time I try it I loathe what I do. Then I go back a few months later and realize I actually like it. Now, a couple years after I made these first attempts I realize something I simply did not get when I started–there is a lot to learn! The learning curve is steep and long, and requires so much practice! Which makes me love these early attempts even more!
A pond in autumn, using the Autumn Palette I’d put together. I struggled a lot with the paper, though I wouldn’t understand that at the time. I think I want to do a lot more wet in wet here, and my paper just isn’t quite right for that.
Here I was doing a color study version, playing with a limited palette and experimenting with Phthalo Blue (green shade.)