Vineyard in Oregon, reference
approx 4 in x 5 in (10 cm x 13 cm)
This afternoon I decided to do another quick piece. I spent about an hour and twenty minutes on this. It was a fascinating experience, again I used the sculpting idea.
Some learning points:
- Bravery: I took on a complicated landscape, normally I would be afraid to try something like this, but I was willing to go for it as it would only cost an hour.
- Speed: I finished this in a short time (it is small, but I did some peppers yesterday, same size, and didn't come nearly as close to finishing).
- Insight: I just moved down from the top, starting with "washes" in 3 or 4 areas. At each step, my mind could see what to do and my hand just followed. (I think this is why it felt quick). And then, on the next go, as I'd reach a new area, my mind had ideas for that.
- Style: I'm hoping this method might push me towards a more painterly style. This is something I've been wanting to explore for a while.
- Growth: It felt really good while doing this to have some of the things I've been learning recently right at hand...complementary colors, cool shades for recession, suggestion over detail, incorporating colors all over the piece.