It was a beautiful morning and perhaps because my parents were on their way and I needed to be doing anything BUT painting, I sat down and started my next backyard painting. And I finished it. In one hour start to finish between 8:30am and 9:30am. I took some photos of my easel set-up in the kitchen where I’ve been painting these. In the second photo you can see the trees and rooftops outside that are in the paintings.
I feel that it’s my best one yet and such a change from last week’s “collage painting” (it looks a bit blurry in the image above but if you click on it it opens a slighter larger and clearer image—I don’t know why the blog does that). I think the success of this painting is down to it being completed in one sitting rather than the four sittings that I took on last week’s painting.
I also got out all the backyard paintings to compare them (I have four so far, see the earlier three below) and I noticed that with each one I kept creeping the composition down to show more buildings and fence and less sky so with this one I remedied that and the composition is much better. I am so, so happy right now. I had thought with company coming I was not going to get a painting done this week but it turns out that was just a lame excuse ;)
6 thoughts on “I was ON today!”
Fantastic, Dayna! You sound like you are really enjoying this. It’s awesome to have a passion and pursue it!! You go, girl! Good on ya!
Thank you so much Brenda!
I loce your work Danea, I really like the contrast of the three pictures Your are very talented
Wow Dayna, these look great! It’s interesting to see the time of day progression using the same outdoor scene. I can’t say that I have a preference from one over the others because I like them all. Nice work.