20" x 30" - acrylic on canvas - $400
This is today's painting, number seven in the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge. I will admit, however, that I have been working on this for a few weeks and today made the last change, for better or for worse. The composition was inspired by one of the photos I took on my Scottish road trip last June, though at this point I can't tell which one as I have simplified the composition so much that the specific landscape elements have all but disappeared. Oh well. Below are two earlier stages.
In stage two above, I toned down the red (to a muddy burgundy), eliminated the black and painted that area over with a toned down grey-green. I also changed the sky, and the colouring of the top of the hill. After a considering this version over the last few days I decided to paint over over the grey-green with a toned down blue-violet, and I think it's now finished. I will rename it as soon as I can figure out where in Scotland it, in some small way reflects.
If you have any thoughts about what I should or should not have done, I would love to hear them! Cheers!