Monday, February 6, 2012
Landscape # 5 after Kevin MacPherson
12 inch X 16 inch oil on stretched canvas
Another landscape in my quest to paint my way through Kevin MacPerson's book. This is the first time I have attempted to paint animals. I worked on this in my weekly class, and for awhile there was a lot of hilarity about the little gray lumps in the foreground. I put shapes in there, but I didn't try to make them look like sheep until the last day of painting. There was lots of guessing as to what they would be.
Carol Marine made a comment one day in class that when she was first starting out, even when she didn't think a painting was a success, she'd try to find maybe one thing that she did like about it. That would keep her encouraged. I'm trying to adopt that attitude, so that I don't get totally discouraged. So....what I like about this painting are the mesquite trees on the right.
However, I find every one of these a great learning experience. Thanks for visiting!