The stars challenge was quite difficult for me. I have never painted a night sky before. Besides, when I started this, I was using a new brush (Princeton Neptune) I bought last Father's Day, and a new Hahnemuhle block which holds water on the surface longer than usual. There was a lot of adjustment, and I would say I nearly gave up when I saw how shabby my night sky looked. Somehow, I managed to find my way out of this confusion (what strokes to use, should I do wet-on-wet, what colours to apply). I am hoping to be able to create something one day with a clean wash 😉 64362654_10157278544308917_3316564275568312320_n (1)
I know the prompt was "boats", but vehicles don't really thrill me. Well actually anything with hard lines isn't not really my cup of tea. I prefer organic shapes and ma more to nature subjects. So I painted a cloud tree.
A while ago there was a cool photo floating around Facebook ofa bare tree with an amazing cloud formation behind it that looked like foliage. And I decided last night that would be far more fun to paint than a boat.
Lol, I love the first layer, then it kind of lost something when I added in the tree trunk. That's the way it goes. 😁
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