Next Step: I have mentioned in the previous blogs how I did not have the foreground with the figure of Wishing it was His Turn to Go as dark as I like. I dropped a glaze of burnt umber over the figure, the door, and deck posts. Brilliantly, I forgot I had been painting the screen door earlier and so the paint pulled down through the opening in the door. This accidentally gave a "screened effect" and although the painting is still young I am hoping to use this to some advantage. I did not glaze over the hand holding the door. You can see the contrast between the hand and the neck define the right side of the head.
I simplified the sky, "carving" out the ear and jawline on the left side when I did so.
I also added the birds back into the painting.
In contrast to this early fall painting, was this very glorious day just before spring. This afternoon I spent a couple of hours exploring Mississauga's wonderful urban wilderness, Riverwood Park & returned home 300 photos richer.
I do not have a quality lens, and must remember to get a monopod, to help with those darker wood scenes and bird shots. Out of focus, I know, but this was such a darn pretty woodpecker, and the happy little thief of a squirrel was sweet to watch as well. Who can resist animal shots?