When I paint, I don’t plan. I never get anything worth keeping intentionally. But what I got below I liked. The sky is ok, the mountains are good, and the trees are interesting.
It is kind of blurry because it can’t sit on the scanner being still attached to a cardboard with tape. What it needs, after consideration, is a river coming out of it. I have seen so many of these promising starts with the white part full of possibilities that are then just ruined. I haven’t dared yet to put the river and the rest in, but I’m practicing. Here’s the practice:
Good sky, though it scans poorly, bad trees and bad mountains, but good river. If only I could replicate the river, I’d be set. But the second river was bad. It has to curve properly, is the thing. I have to practice that curve now. Two undulations on the right, and starting from behind the trees, and a leftward widening.
What I do end up with a lot of is headers for my blog, like this: