Sunday evening and the weekend is nearly over. The boys will be back at school /college tomorrow and I will have some much needed breathing space. Sadly, this will only be for three short weeks until, you guessed it, more holidays. I am not in the least bit ecstatic at the prospect of 10+ weeks of summer holidays.
It’s been a relatively quiet weekend here, parkrun and walking Jess yesterday, and today we went to our archery club where we enjoyed two games of archery darts who knew I’d be so good at it! I also spent a good amount of time painting.
Looking at my completed paintings I wondered what I should paint next. I quickly decided to practice the windmill and add more flowers (which are certainly the worst bit of it) by using the first painting, and my memory, as a guide.
I’m very pleased with the result (apart from the flowers). In the second painting I used a fine brush to accent detail instead of pen, and I prefer the brown sails and the lighter colours of the windmill. In painting 1, the pen marks have really helped bring texture to the background trees and the grass/flower line in the foreground.
Maybe in version 3 I’ll combine the best of both and produce a perfect image!