Happy Paint Party Friday!
I’ve been painting like crazy for the last 2 weeks. It is helping me stay sane as I have had a sick child, injured husband, houseguests, and the beginning of a new book.
Two weeks ago, I painted this for my brother-in-law.
It is by far my favorite work so far. The only thing I don’t like is that I didn’t take the original photo. I hate working from someone else’s art. It was really hard to give this one away. It was even worse because I forgot to take a good picture before he took it home. I guess I have a reason for a trip to Michigan.
The last week, I’ve been trying to capture Mendenhall Glacier on canvas. It’s tricker than usual because I’m trying to combine 4 different photos.
I had something that was going along pretty well:
I should have just finished the little island in the foreground and called it done. But I was so fascinated by the mist that I really wanted to see if I could capture it.
Even though I really like my sky, I think I should have left well enough alone because now I have a Caribbean blue sea in mistyAlaska.
So, I have 2 questions for those kind people who’ve stayed with me so far.
1) Should I try and change the color of the water to match the sky or put back my blue sky and paint out the mist?
2) Should I paint in the tourists over by the waterfall?
Thanks for visiting. Happy PPF.