But then you get to take what you started back into the studio with a few reference photos and work on correcting the problems, switching up colors and values, brightening the hues and it gets a little closer to what you had in mind in the first place. Still a few problems...funny how they show up in a photograph of the painting when you hadn't really noticed them before. I am so hungry for the day that all the mental work that goes into creating a truly beautiful painting becomes second nature for me. In the meantime, I'm going to keep a little "cheat sheet" taped to my easel reminding me of what to not forget!
So my two unnamed paintings from the workshop: a Leipers Fork barn on the left and a little silver tree on the right. Let me know what you think, my friends :)