wild hill country 3
There's quite a dramatic change between yesterday and today even though the only major work I did was (a) paint the birds, deer and hoofprints, and (b) paint the backgrounds of the cool-toned areas (behind the deer, birds and leaves). It now looks like a dark, cool-toned painting but that will change again as tomorrow's job is to finish off the lighter, warm-toned areas. Many moons ago, when I painted in oils, I liked to create fresh-looking gradations by blending the paint directly on the canvas. I still do that to some extent with acrylic paint, as you can see in the pale blue and pale green sections, but have learned to work very rapidly because the paint dries so quickly.