New Website Design

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I have always created my own websites, but the last one was a nightmare to edit and keep up to date. Now I have new software and I settled to work on something that is so much more manageable.

I’d appreciate any comments you have (especially if you find links that aren’t working), and let me know what you think.

You can visit it here at www.tracybutler.co.uk.

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Painting over an old painting – 4

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Stage 4

I am beginning to build in texture now, layering the paint on thickly, but am a bit hindered by my own idiocy.  I went away for a few days, and completely forgot to clean my brushes, leaving them out unprotected. As a result, the ones I want to use are soaking away to soften them up for use tomorrow. I find the size of the brushes I use make a big difference to me.

Talking of softening, I now need to do that to the clouds too and the base of the island where it meets the sea, while the same clouds need more light reflecting off them.

Could all be totally different by my next post.

Painting over an old painting – 3

It really has been ages since I have added anything to my blog, but what with glorious sunshine and then the school summer holidays, I have been somewhat distracted. Part of that distraction was the need to be outside painting simply because I could.  There has been lots going on too, so I hope to fill you in over the next wee while.

In the meantime, though, I thought I should finish the posts about the painting below. It is a continuation of the painting I was working on a while back – here are the links stage 1 and stage 2.

The painting is coming along, I think.

I want to darken the land on the right, bring more definition into the sea. The clouds need more work, softening parts of them and introducing more whispy bits (technical term). The sunset behind the island needs more thought.

Tomorrow, I’ll sit for a while and have a good look before I do anything, because not seeing the painting over night often helps me to work out my next steps.

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Stage 3