I have been experimenting again and ended up using gesso, indian ink, watercolour, gouache and pastel on this painting. It originally started out as wisteria. I don’t think there is a single remnant of that painting left. I’m much happier with this version.
Sometimes I just go out for walks and wander about with my camera specifically looking for source material. I do like working out doors, but I can’t use mixed media while out there as the weather can be too unpredictable; so source photos are important to me.
Yesterday, I took quite a few photos, but one of the images works so well as a photograph that I don’t know how to begin to paint it.
I know the composition is a bit meh, but I love the colours, and the way the light hits all the leaves. It will take me a while to paint it I think, but I’ll let you know how I get on.
Skye is one of my favourite Scottish islands – there is a magic to the landscape no matter what time of the year. Every time I go there I come away wanting to paint. I was there this year; so here is the resulting wee painting.