Thanks to everyone who’s shared their painting (I’m a little disorganized this month trying to juggle too many things and hope I haven’t missed any!).
Seeiing how some people have struggled with this
project’s reference photo, with the large area of landscape with relatively little in it, has made me realise that I enjoyed the challenge of this because it lends itself to layering variations colour and brushmarks to create visual interest (which is what I’m currently enjoying). Other people have zoomed in on a section of the scene, a useful reminder to resist the urge to include everything we see.
By Cathy, in ink.
By Cathy: “After the inkI had a go with pastels using a new ‘powder and water’ technique we were shown at our art club demo evening…… great fun but not as flexible as acrylics.”
By Cathy: “In acrylic, I challenged myself to a) reverse the landscape as I thought it a better composition and b) do the entire painting without using a brush (palette knife and credit card only). This idea came to me after the sand sections I really liked my
Talisker Bay project.”
By Claire: “Here is my effort for the March project, using acrylic. Such an inspiring subject but a big challenge for me. I ended up reworking the middle ground and now I have posted it I can see that I have messed up the sky.”
By Eddie: This is my submission for the March project after making the changes suggested by Marion. I think the hills sit back better and I toned down a rather acid green in the foreground. Another passing place sign was added in the mid-ground.
By Eddie: “I enjoyed the pastel so much I thought I would do another version. This is in acrylic 50 x50cm.”
By Barbara R: “I was recently introduced to your blog by someone in our walking group, and I thought I’d try doing the monthly projects. So here’s my first Passing Place attempt, watercolour and Inktense on watercolour paper, approx 30×24 cm.”
By Bayberry: “The updated painting minus the pine tree.”
By Barbara: “I decided I needed to be honest and post disasters as well as those I am happier with. The hills are to dark , probably the format is wrong , in fact there isn’t anything I like about it. One to cut up.”
By Gail: “. I painted an underpainting and then painted over that with a palette knife. I had a lot of fun with this project.”
By Lesley: ” I struggled a bit with this one and am still not sure I ended up with anything I’m entirely happy with. I started off with a quick pastel drawing to work out where I wanted to put things, but didn’t quite find enough tonal range from the limited pastel colours I had to hand.”
By Lesley: “I then moved on to acrylic, which I’m happier with than the pastel, but it’s lacking something, not entirely sure what. I might try another without looking at the photo references now that I know the scene a bit better. Maybe going mad with colour is the way to go?”
By Erika: “First try….what a dud. Boring. The inside art critic was very dissatisfied. More than the sheep inside the phone booth.”
By Erika: “Happier with this one””
By Marion: “My first painting for this project, Mixed media on A2 watercolour paper.”
By Marion: “I challenged myself to do this in a portrait (vertical) format, adding another section of road. I’m suspect it it’s too busy overall and may glaze over areas to make the sheep and road stand out more. Acrylic on A2 watercolour paper.”
By Marion: “I decided to focus on the sign and sheep only. The background wasn’t initially yellow, but I felt it needed brightening up so changed it to be a hillside covered in gorse. Acrylic on A2 watercolour paper”