Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Boat on Bala Lake - 2

I wasn't disappointed with my first attempt at "Boat on Bala", but as all my artist friends well know, sometimes we just wish we'd tried something a different way ... a slightly different colour, a small difference in composition, a different technique. That is how I feel about the first painting. My attempts to create a 'foggy' scene were only partially successful and were not helped by how bold I had painted the boat.

So, I've had another go, this time applying the 'fog' in a different way and at a different time. Though I'm still not completely satisfied with all aspects of the painting, I am happier with the 'fogginess' (if there is such a word), and  experimenting with painting 'fog' was the sole reason for having a go at this one in the first place.

2 comments:

  1. I really like this piece. I think you achieved that foggy look very successfully. I also try to achieve these misty foggy atmospheres and know how difficult it is.
    Jean

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  2. Thank you very much Jean, and how lovely of you to drop in.

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