Day 2 of 31 – January Painting Challenge

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January Daily Painting Challenge Day 2 of 31
“Glass House Mountains Farm Study 1”
6.5 x 10″ Acrylic on Watercolour Paper

Day 2 of the 31 day challenge for January. Today is the same subject as yesterday … just a variation. I like this variation as it has stronger dark’s in the foreground which forces your eye to look into the picture. If I was to do this as a larger finished painting I would really highlight the middle distance grasses beyond the shadows.

This painting is a quick sketch based on a scene I saw as I was driving to the Glass House Mountains to do an early morning bush walk. This was a farm setting near one of the mountains and I was struck by the beautiful lake at the foothills of the mountain. Water and waterholes in the landscape is a recurring theme for me and something I wish to explore further.

My goal is to try out new ideas and different compositions. Experiment, play and have fun. By painting daily of course it will improve my skills as well.

Today I learned to use stronger dark’s in the foreground to control the eyes movement into the picture.

I will sell most of these sketches on Ebay for no reserve auctions. Some will be used as ideas for larger works, and some may become episodes of Learn To Paint TV.