Auberge du Tresor
Well finally I am going to call it done, unless someone has some suggestion for improvement. I am pretty happy with this as I said before as I think I caught the essence without trying to put in all the details (something that is a challenge for me). I put up the original reference photo - how do you think I did at capturing the scene. I always love your feedback as it usually makes me stop and think.
I always do a bit more studying when I am working on challenges and some of interesting the things I came across is that you should try to work in a series. So I am going to give that a try and have selected a couple more of my photos from our Canadian trips that I am going to try to paint. I want to go ahead and try to stay in this looser style and definitely experiment with the underpainting colors. Again I came across some pastel advice where you should put 3 different yellows and blues as the block in colors. I do like Will Kemp's idea though of putting colors in on different layers. Start with the darkest, add whites, do blues and greens, then reds - at least that is how I remember it - better relook at the videos again.
So yes I am getting twitchy about doing a pastel as well. I got my iridescent colors that I am just going to have to try. But I also want to do a better portrait of Avery - but I am vacillating of doing her in pastel or acrylic, so ... not sure what subject I'll pick, maybe another horse??
Thanks much for stopping by, Happy October - remember the holidays are just a few weeks off. Scary, I know.