I had been doing a picture of the Bass Rock and related islands. It had started off almost water-colour-like, looking like this....
I had then taken it a little further - adding more acrylic colours, working from my colour sketches. However, I was greeted by this today - wasn't happy!
This just looked so lumpy and dead. So I realised that I must not be so precious about the delicacy of colour nor so literal - no need to slavishly copy what was in my sketch book. I did a wee sketch suggesting a different foreground - using sketches I did yesterday on the beach at North Berwick - and then I went in with two tones of white acrylic followed by more graphite to get this.
|Misty view from North Berwick beach.|