Coming into the studio this morning I was feeling good about my painting start from yesterday. That was until I took a look at the painting. Everything I felt good about I didn't today. From design to color this painting needed help. It's funny, this always happens when I start a painting. The first day everything looks really great and I feel good when I leave that night and the next day I end up repainting everything. Well, almost.
Second problem needed to be fix - the mountains, sky, and water were all about the same size and length. One of these will have too become more dominate than the others. Since this painting is about depth, the mountains should become bigger, the water smaller and more curved, and the sky should be thin across the top of the painting.
Well that's the plan for day 2. Planing out what you want to get done each day helps keep a focus to the painting. I'll work one area at a time and won't get distracted with other parts of the painting. Time to hit that trail and get busy. Turning on the tunes, mixing up some new paint and turn those big hills into mountains. Lets see how my day goes.
Remember to be a Traveler in this project, just become friends with the Artist, have a great story to share, and some type of small souvenir like a postcard or used lift ticket to contribute to the blog and painting. Making new friends and learning about new places is what this project is about. Like I always say, "Come find me, I'll be painting somewhere." and join in the adventure to cover the world in paint.