For the last while I have been trying to finish a larger picture of Skye from Sand, and I've got a bit stuck with it. It's been done on very nice paper and I'm loth to give up on it. But I must confess it's a bit overworked. Here it is.
|From Sand - Pic 1|
I did a new little thumbnail, and then I started afresh. Back to using graphite, gouache then acrylic. I stopped myself when I got to this point.
|From Sand - Pic 2|
|From Sand - Pic 3|
So - which is the best interpretation - Pic 1, 2 or 3? I've brought them all home to review and at the moment I can't decide. I think I may like Pic 3 best, but maybe it's just a bit too messy. Pencil marks are OK, but not if they are in the wrong place. I need to work harder at achieving a looser painting technique WHICH IS NOT MESSY! But at least these look a little less boring, dontcha think?