Sorry to be late back Peeps - other things to do!
- that sky is looking really good - blending is lovely
The grass clump is better too ...... what kind of brush are you using? If you use a flat, turning it on its side allows thin strokes and if you take the brush up/down quickly, it will make a different mark - and break the edges.
This is looking good
- this is looking very nice too - lovely gentle sky and already there's distance with the water.
Can I suggest one thing? .... try not to let the composition fall away on the left there - see how the line of dune and railing takes the eye down to the edge? Even making the railing taller as it comes forward might help there - as would another dune behind.
- welcome! Do jump in too - the water's fine
- I absolutely love the way this has developed - there's a dynamism to it in the grasses and a lyrical rhythm with the fences. Those bits of black peeping through are really delightful - I think this is a super piece of work.
That detail of the main fence post and grasses would make a lovely painting on its own!
- so glad you got something down - and as it's a pastel prep for the acrylic version we'll keep it!
It's very tranquil and pretty - so soft. I like the grasses particularly.
I know you're approaching autumn and winter - and we 're looking forward to Spring - but the greyness is very familiar!
Longing for bright light
Here's the latest stage of mine - possibly finished, not sure!
Painted the grass, fences and then the oats - used a rigger too Colin for those.
Yes, a fine brush with a long head that's flexible and allows lightly painted lines.
More controllable than a cat's tail
I like the way, having used the same ref., we have all/are all making our own versions - each one is different.
Looking forward to seeing more