We decided to have a few days away in Buxton, as described in an earlier blog.The weather was good even if all the galleries were closed. It did give me a chance to do some studies and collect reference material. After having breakfast in a local pub, we went for a walk and this scene stood out! The sun was just coming through an early morning mist and the colours in the foreground were highlighted.
A slightly different way of working this time as the scene had more man made elements including straight lines.
I normally work on all the canvas at once but in this instance worked mainly in one area at a time.
The top section was still misty and the colours were subdued. This contrasted with the sun hitting the grass, which was a lot brighter as was the water.
The sun must have been near the vanishing point as the shadows reflected this.
Although building up one area at a time I was careful to use the same palette of colours so as to unify the picture. Finally adding railings at the side of the path and odd details as required.
A slightly different way of working and I will wait and see what I think of the contrasts in textured and flat areas of colour, coming back to the painting with a fresh look in a few weeks.