|Valley Study copyright Aileen Grant|
I started another sketchy picture just to "warm up", and got a little pre-occupied (again?). I decided I would have a go at a picture of snowy hills. It was based on a view I saw while on our recent walk above Achnashellach. I knew this would be difficult..I think painting snow is one of the most difficult things to do. Also, I wasn't sure about the composition so wanted to do a large picture which I would later crop. The main thing was to try and do an atmospheric picture. Anyway, I did the usual sequence - charcoal-water-more charcoal-oilbar-white acrylic-coloured ink-oil pastel-etc. This was how it progressed.
|Sequence of pictures to develop Snowy Hills copyright Aileen Grant|
So - thinking of Friday - another sketching day and I'm going to take the opportunity to do some indoor scenes (or street scenes if the weather is OK). I'm hoping this sketching day will be a springboard for me to embark on a new body of work with an urban context.