This week at Art group we were told we were to make a mess. I am not that into messy stuff but I did enjoy doing the abstract painting. The idea was to create a background using two colours plus white and black. After we created our mess we needed to look at the painting and create something from it. My background looked wintery and the mountains seemed to spring from the page. I think it turned out ok, and it was a real departure from my normal stuff.
Once this was done I had a go at a swan with three signets. The main reason for doing this was to try and get a realistic water effect. I enjoyed this picture and it did turn out quite well. Some of the darks may need to be darker, but on the whole I am happy.