Both were very well attended with enthusiastic artists.
I chose to work from a pencil sketch in my sketch book
Pencil sketch - Barnack
I prefer to work from a tonal drawing rather than a photograph. I helps me to concentrate on tone rather than colour.
Using Atelier Interactive Acrylics I worked with a fairly limited palette of
My main objective was to paint a landscape without using greens and at the same time create a harmonious picture.
Demo - Nettleham
The next day at Caster I decided to try the same painting again but this time I dropped the use of the Cadmium yellow.
Demo - Caster
This I felt worked a lot better also, I didn't spend as long on it. My main crit of this one is that I used too strong a dark for the bare tree on the left and maybe I could have got more light in the water but rather than fiddle I did a second painting after the coffee break .
Thanks to Robert Paskin for the photo
I don't like to repeat the same painting but for me, this time it was a valuable exercise. Maybe it's something I should ask my students to do. Paint the same picture twice using different colours.