There may be more to say here but it’s done for now.
Thank you to everyone who provided input and motivation. I kept at it mainly for the lessons learned (and there were many) such as, don’t hold the cloth for cleaning your glasses in one hand while holding a paint brush in the other – there’s some sort of magnetic attraction. Also, food and drink need to be on a separate table at all times so only water is mixed with your pigment. I learned a bit about technique too, or at least what not to do, especially when approaching clouds.
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After getting off to a bad start, it was surprising how far I was able to take this. The bushes and trees came in quickly but the clouds were vexing… more cloud practice is needed. I did manage to reclaim some of the sky despite intensifying and darkening the clouds. And, I may still drop in more green over the salt marsh.
While I never thought it would come together, to my eye at least, it has a bit of that magic that happens in certain light conditions. Let me know if you think so too?
Next up: I’m excited to get started on something new (no clouds). A friend has given me permission to use one of her amazing photos. Another challenge that I hope won’t take almost a year of procrastination like this one did.