A new fish painting …..
Sometimes you choose a background that drives you a bit crazy because of its’ design. This is not a commission and so I only have myself to blame. Here is a close up of my current work in progress about 1/4 of the total A4 size, the area around the pebbles for the whole image took around 5 hours.
My first attempts at using a Chinese Brush in the traditional manner.
A sheep from the Trossach’s which does not actually belong to Penny but does wander around her garden and Cottage Holiday Let as it is open to the farmer’s field.
So When is a Painting Actually Finished?
When it has made it to the bin? Hopefully not.
I have ready many tips on this and this one sums it up in a great way for me.
Artist Bryan Evans states in The Artist that
“…a painting is finished when it’s not as good as it just was, and is unlikely to get any better.”
Easy to say;, but hard to (cockadoodle) do!