I'm way behind in making panels (tonight for sure), so I'm using prepared canvas taped to a board, and I didn't like the surface, but I ended up liking the result (and it didn't seem to matter in the end.
#456 Old Cambridge Rd.
9 x 12
The not tight quality of the canvas and the smoothness of it was a problem at the start, but by the time I got the thing covered it flattened out.
You can see how weird the structure of this composition is, but it's a good weird.
I love all the soft greys, where the tree branches fell more like smoke.
There were cows and I did put them in, it's kinda like "find wally"
The temperature got to the mid twenties and that's good, I was out there for about 1 &1/2hrs. and finished before I got cold. The sun was out and the light stayed consistant, what could be better?
This is where I ended up, can you find the cow?
The scene, I came over here, there are lots of nice rolling hills, but I found a road and a farm.
Sight-size shot, I don't like the blue tape, nor the oversized board, they're distracting.
The day held ethereal colors and strong shadows, I didn't even have to think about it, who need too much thinking?
My pallet, this is for you, Chani, it's three days' painting, maybe time to scrape it clean?