"Around the Lizard" - day 2
The base layers are now dry and that is one advantage of using Acrylic paints. Had this been an oil painting it would be still wet for days. That is why when I do use oil, I prefer the Winsor and Newton Griffin Alkyd Oil paints.
The foreground has been painted using a mix of blues and reds and the pinks are a miss of titanium white and crimson. This is the stage where I give some consideration to the main composition. Painting is all about shapes. Here I have carefully placed the cow parsley and the foxgloves while still allowing the viewer to imagine where the sea is. I have added two small yachts to demonstrate where I think the sea and sky might meet and this pushes them deeper into the painting while bring the hedgerow to the fore. I need to make it softer..
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