Friday, 8 March 2019

Adding colour

Last summer I took my paints and easel and canvas out into the forest for some plein aire painting with others in my Art Group. It was fun being out there in the sunshine, exposed to the sounds of the birds and the buzzing of the bees, not forgetting the high pitched whine of the annoying mosquitoes. I blogged about it here.
At the end of the afternoon, this was my painting but I wasn't satisfied with it.

So I added some details and worked on it for a bit but I still wasn't happy, so it's been sitting in the unfinished pile since last June. I finally decided to have a clean out of the "stuff" accumulating in the room I jokingly call my studio, and decided this was worth having another go at, and this is the result.

Yes, the colours have definitely changed. I like this version a lot better. It may even be worth framing. I'll call it "The Edge of the Wildwood".
Let me know what you really think. You don't have to be polite!

UPDATE! I sold it at the Art Show in May 2019!!!!! I'm so glad that some one loved it enough to give it a new home.


  1. Gosh you really did change the colours Shammi! I like them both too and I loooove the title 'the edge of the wildwood' perfect 😊

  2. The color really makes it pop. I like your title too.
    I think I would really like to paint but just can't seem to get the do it.
    To answer your question....yes I did one show in Toronto quite a few years ago.
    It was a bit scary for me since I traveled there alone and had to make my way with different money etc. so I put on my "Big Girl Panties" and had a ball. It was a difficult show to be a part of since the right hand didn't seem to know what the left hand was doing and the CEO of the company was a micro manager that thought he was god! He actually ended up going to prison for his issues...despite everything involved with that company, I learned so much and made life long friends. One of the ladies and I went to a production of Beauty and the Beast. It was great and became one of my favorite memories. Lovely town but I didn't get to see much of it. To the center while it was dark in the morning and home to the hotel in the dark after the days work. Trade Show work isn't glamorous but I loved the travel and chance to see places and eat in restaurants that I couldn't afford to go to on my own.

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    1. I think all my commenters are being far too polite!

  4. They are both fine. I do prefer the first, however. I find the colour palette quite pleasant.

  5. I like them both, but would put them in different rooms.


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