I needed a painting that I could work on in several shorter sessions due to family commitments, and this one is just perfect for that. While I am not very happy with the finished product, I really loved the process of painting this due to the limited color palette and ease of working with gesso.
While painting this, my mother-in-law suddenly passed away. Returning to finish this composition gave me peace during a (still) very difficult time in our family. May perpetual light shine upon her.
I needed script liner brush work, and I really loved practicing that with all the tree branches. And they looked really nice too (before they got covered by the sun)!
I especially like the white trees on the right.
I tried twice to get the bush/path shape I wanted with the foam brush, and really just wasn’t having much luck. This part of the finished painting definitely bothers me.
It took me a surprisingly long time to get the sun to work as I wanted, and it still ended up just too big. I love the effect, the execution just needs a bit of work now..
That said, this is a super fun, approachable painting that I highly recommend trying. I wasn’t planning on this one, but I’m glad I gave it a go!.