Monday, April 7, 2008

Ireland in november begins

Naturally, with the first class it took a while to get everything and everybody organized and familiar with procedures. That, and of course, Marilyn had to do some actual TEACHING so we didn't get started on our paintings until quite late in the first session. So, she gave us homework. And that homework was to continue working up the monchrome underpainting establishing the relative values of dark and light in the painting. So this:

is what I came home with last Wednesday and this:

Is where I've gotten since then.

Now, I've made some decisions about the painting and what it's going to look like. I have added a clump of trees on the left to balance the clump of trees on the right. And I have decided to eliminate the fence which traverses the foreground of the picture which is the inspiration for this painting. So, for the moment, this is it.