- I am especially pleased by the color in the foothills. I like how the bluish greens blend and give the sense of some prairie grasses.
- I sense a bit of rolling hills in the foreground - or maybe it is just me, knowing they are there!
- I limited myself to primary colors, white and black. I like the variation in color I achieved.
What I might do differently:
- OMG - I was so pleased with my cows until I sat back and realized how small they are given the overall perspective of the painting.
- Likewise, the fence by the barn is far too tall.
- Joy Schultz (see previous post) kept telling the class that we didn't need to sketch things out on the canvas in detail before painting. I 'framed' the view from my son's window, and made preliminary marks for the key features of the painting… and it worked!
- One afternoon as I was painting, the cows came into view. I grabbed a sketch book and make some quick sketches of the cows in different positions. It helped when it came time to paint the cows - which I did without sketching on the canvas first.
Our son's apartment is very dark. We saw a wood window at a local hardware store and both hubby and I thought it might be possible to create a light box with the window. This is the project, in progress. Eventually we will add LED lights behind the frame, and trim. We will either paint or stain the wood.