Well I think this is finshed... getting nervous about fiddling too much
Birds took a couple of the grapes and a bug ate a hole in one of the leaves, but other than that (
), all is as good as it's going to get!
Unfortunately one of my many mistakes has become very obvious in the photograph, though not as noticable on the painting, thank goodness.
I have much to learn but I have learned much with this painting.
Things this has taught me:
Tape your paper down while painting, even if the paper has been stretched.
Don't mess with damp
Don't make highlights too large, better to make smaller initial highlights then "scrape" more in at the end if necessary.
Too much of a good thing is not that good
As a second ever painting I think it turned out ok. I just need to keep practicing and get my hands on the same wavelength as my brain!
Thanks for all the great help and support!
So here it is....even signed it like a real artist! lol