Been away for a week. Before I left I started a large painting (33.5" x 59.1") but when I got home I didn't feel like getting on with it right away. So I started reworking a small painting that got back from an exhibition. Hadn't seen it for quite a while and sometimes that is what you need to get a fresh look. I felt the clouds were interrupting the sense of space, so I thought I'd replace them.
This is what it looked like:
|Beach with Summer Clouds, oil on panel, 7.1" x 11.8"|
And this is what it looks like now:
This one is a case of 'you win some, you loose some'. The clouds add to the sense of space now, as does the reflection. The feeling of a summer day has faded a bit, probably because of the loss of contrast between the fluffy clouds and the blue sky.
Gonna start working on the big painting today...