In this week’s session I continued working on the lake section of the painting.
Last week, I commented that the water was too dark. This week I successfully lightened the water, and managed to get a reasonable approximation of the colours of the source image.
The colour matching took a fair amount of tweaking of the colours following this process:
- mix some paint
- apply it to areas of the picture
- stand back and assess the result
- throw in some other colours into the paint mix
- apply that to some or all of the area
- re-assess and repeat
Every week I’ve felt I’m getting the hang of oil painting more, and this week was no exception.
Next week’s lesson will be the last. I don’t know if I’ll try and refine the water surface further, or add the details I removed last week.