This was the painting done at my art group last week. I only tend to paint on Wednesday Evenings as I just don’t seem to have the time during the rest of the week. I don’t have anywhere I can leave things out and the constant tidying up and washing of stuff is always a pain. I keep threatening to convert one of the spare bedrooms into a studio, but that seems a bit snooty at this early stage, plus I like watching the TV and being in the lounge with the rest of the family during the evening.
With this painting I have started to use a larger format. I am trying to be a bit more free in my painting and using larger paper and larger brushes makes this a little easier. The tower is overworked and some of the bushes I am not happy about. However I do like the foreground which does bring it forward. The background is too dark and this is one of the problems of working with a photograph. I have alos broken the rules of composition here by putting the tower in the middle of the picture with the horizon at the centre of the paper. However this seems to work in this example.
Thanks for looking.