Hello to you all
I am still experiencing different things with the knife and try to find a style that fits me. When I look at all your fabulous works, I tell myself that maybe I don't deserve to post here but your critics are sooooo appreciated!
So, here is my last attempt (12x16 on hard board). There are many things I don't feel I did right (
like the foreground, the shadow of the background tree at the right, the light on the foreground tree, the table clothe, etc.) but there are a few things I like (the wall looks good IRL). And I feel that a few things are missing in there (big empty spaces: the left part of the wall, the bottom right part of the foreground, etc.). Anyway, I enjoyed doing this experiment and I think that it is all that matter for now, considering where I stand in my artistic journey!
I also show you the reference picture taken in the Castelo de Sao Jorge in Lisbon.
I first wanted to paint the man in front of the table but now, I hesitate. Not really because I fear to mess everything (could this be worst?). But mainly because I think that if I put the man there, it will confound with the tree (kissing problem) and that this will not look good. I thought about putting the man in the light area right of the foreground tree but then, he will be too far from the table and that might look strange to paint him "talking" to the girl at the table. So, I didn't and I probably won't paint it. Some may say that I should have thought about the comp of the painting BEFORE opening your paint jar and you are right. Lesson learned!
As always, your critics are more than appreciated. Have a nice day!