|Lochcarron thumbnails copyright Aileen Grant|
Anyway, I had to decide which thumbnails I should run with first, and I thought I would have a go at the view I did the colour sketch of - the view over to Raasay and Rhona (posted in my previous blog).
So I re-drew it in charcoal to start with.
|Charcoal of Raasay View copyright Aileen Grant|
|Raasay View copyright Aileen Grant|
So then I had a go at another thumbnail image - the view of Attadale. My start to this was this
|Attadale - quick sketch copyright Aileen Grnat|
The next step was to introduce some colour and some painting i.e. using brushes. I got as far as this.
|Over to Attadale copyright Aileen Grant|
So, a couple of thumbnails done, several more to do. I must ty and keep focused on these. I've decided to make the end of the year a target - to come up with one big picture in oils by then - one of these images. And work towards this with a number of smaller studies. I think setting a target like this will allow me to settle down into the work and stop me being too impatient...hopefully....I certainly feel happier about this approach.