Take Two :: Prise deux

Hiking is a bit like life: 
The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…
again and again and again.

And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit.
— Unknown.

Oooh what a difficult painting that I did today… not because the task was difficult but because I did everything wrong. I put in too much detail, I killed the colours by overworking them, my shadows and highlights are all wrong. And last but not least, I painted this from a reference photograph instead of going to Montreal and drive in traffic for one hour. Anyhow, welcome to my quirky painting. Tomorrow is another day, with another painting. At least it was good practice for my eyes and hand coordination and getting me back, surely but slowly, in the painting mood and mode.

Peinture difficile car elle est toute croche. J’ai mis trop de détails donc difficile à peindre,  j’ai trop joué avec les couleurs donc j’ai tué leur fraîcheur, les ombres et clairs-obscurs sont plus abstraits que d’autre chose… et en plus, j’ai peint cette peinture d’une photo de référence au lieu d’être sur les lieux, et ceci fait toute la différence. Mais ça ne me tentait pas de faire une heure d’automobile dans le traffic aujourd’hui. Demain est un autre jour, avec une autre peinture. Au moins c’était une très bonne pratique pour mes yeux et la coordination main-peinture, et aussi pour me ramener, tranquillement pas vite, dans le mode et ambiance peinture.

Paper: Saunders Waterford CP 12″x9″
Colours: Aureolin Yellow, Raw Sienna, New Gambodge, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Alizarin Crimson & Cobalt Blue
Fountain Pen: Pilot Prera EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: from a reference photograph taken in Montreal

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