What I did do was finish off the painting I was doing. I’ll try to remember to photograph it for tomorrows blog. All I did today was add a couple of bits of dark shade to the farm buildings and then some darker areas to the windows. The trick with painting is knowing when to stop. I stopped early. Next painting is going to be an acrylic of maybe oils. It’s too easy to get locked into adding too much detail in a watercolour. This isn’t colouring in, it’s creating an impression of the scene. I don’t really like the ultra-realist styles. I admire the skill in them, but I don’t like the paintings as such. Photographs can do the exact same thing with much less effort and of course much less skill. Yes, acrylic or oils next, on a big canvas.
Maybe tomorrow will be a better day for weather, but I wouldn’t bank on it. The poor gazania at the back door doesn’t understand this Scottish weather. I’m not sure I do either.