|'Winter fire and ice' - a new title for a new look|
So, the winter pointillism landscape that I posted back on day 5? There was something about it that I wasn't entirely happy with. It seemed to lack depth and a sense of distance. Anyway, I had all three little canvasses sitting on my desk easel and S happened to mention that they would look even better if the hills in all three lined up so that if the same person were to buy all 4 of them (hope springs eternal!) they could be hung in a straight line. I hadn't even noticed that summer and autumn lined up - that was a coincidence but once S pointed it out I saw how it would look better and because I wasn't happy with winter anyway, I decided to give it a do over.
This is what it looked like before:
|Summer, Autumn and Winter before the do over|
I had used a photograph from Paint My Photo as loose reference for the fence and added artistic licence for the rounded landscape and sky colour but this time I decided to stick more to the colours in the photo which were more orange than the pink and purple I'd previously gone with. I also added a bare branched winter tree to hopefully convey a sense of distance the way the sheep and haybales do in the other paintings.
Apologies for the poor photographs - it's hard to get decent ones once the light goes out of the day and I wrote this last night as we're off west to do a 10 mile hike today but I was determined not to miss a day of AEDM!
Anyway, this is how all three of them look together now:
AEDM Day 10.