Landscape for Upcoming Show....Preview....

Good evening.  I've been away from my paints for too long due to a sick house.  It's been through all six of us which has been about as much fun as a dozen ingrown nose hairs. 

But today, I finally got to put down three or four layers on a new piece based on a photo that my eleven-year-old took while we were driving. She can't keep the camera still and her photos are always blurry, but I was driving on this particular occasion and wasn't able to pull over and accommodate her.

At first the blurry photo seemed like a bad composition....then this morning after further analysis, I saw perhaps what she saw through that iPhone lens...the potential for a piece that offers a morning with the mist lifting on a wheat field this past spring.

I put four hours in on this piece today, and hope to make this a two day piece and not a week long one.  So, if all goes well tomorrow (i.e. I don't get another call from the school nurse again) then this landscape should be ready to go hang tomorrow (after it dries for a bit).

Here's the inspiration photo that my daughter took:

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And below is what I have so far on this piece in one hour increments:

Foundation

Foundation

Basic lines and first application of color to sky...

Basic lines and first application of color to sky...

Shaping the sky...

Shaping the sky...

Adding some definition here...

Adding some definition here...

Experimenting with shapes and color for the terra....

Experimenting with shapes and color for the terra....

Here's where I stopped.  I thought some aging techniques might soften it a bit...

Here's where I stopped.  I thought some aging techniques might soften it a bit...

Any ideas for a title?

Thank you for plugging along with me and I hope that you are all stockpiling some rest before the holidays get here (in case you have lots of company coming like we do!)

See you tomorrow...