Not feeling very chatty, (I’m sooo drowsy!) but here’s one of the things I’ve been working on, while my hand is healing and I spend these days at home, on the boat. It’s busy and a mess, but I’m just trying to get past it, now. Finish the thing, learn from the mistakes (hopefully) and try and make the next one a little better.
It was stupid to put the horizon line in the middle like that. Sort of like one of the ten commandments of compostion. Thou shalt not split things into two parts! Thou shalt use the rule of thirds, or something closer to it, anyway.
It was stupid to paint the foreground before the background, and then have to awkwardly paint around finished parts.
It was stupid to start with the darker colors, and then struggle to cover them up later with lighter colors that are less than opaque.
It was stupid to attempt this painting without at least a rough sketch, thumbnail, or idea of what I wanted to do!
Like I said, I just want it to be done, and I hope I’ve learned something from the experience to make the next one a bit less crazy!
- 4 Rules of Composition for Landscape Photography (digital-photography-school.com)
- Moulin D’or and Dreams