Last week’s painting save was so much fun and turned out so well that I decided to try it again. I found this week’s ‘treasure’ as I was tidying up the studio. It was a quick plein-air sketch I did last year in Glacier, Washington.
As a painting, it is a fail; as a tool to help me remember, it is a success.
Step 1 was to crop it so that I could cut it into ATCs.
Step 2 was to rule cutting lines and add hints. On each section, I marked the top edge and drew a map to show how to reassemble the painting. Then cut out the cards.
Like last week, I used different tangles on each card and attempted to follow the lines of the paint. But there was so little detail on this one that I had to improvise, especially on the far bank, where it was heavily forested in real life and had no detail in the painting. I wanted to add interest to the stream without making it too dark, so I tangled it in silver.
This extra tangling made the ATCs pop.
Unlike the last one, I like the ATCs better than the whole, but I do think I will make a few more severed landscapes. Happy PPF!