Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holy Hill

This painting was an uphill climb for me. I'm still not satisfied with it, but two months is enough floundering so I'm backing off, calling it done -- for now.

After a pencil thumbnail I put together this digital sketch.

Here's the pencil outline on watercolor paper.

My 10-year-old niece encouraged me to not give up, but I really didn't like how the greenery was going. I started adding angels.
Something substantial happened in the weeks between the green version above and this cloudy blue development. I'll never get the hang of painting trees.

I felt like there was a huge lack of focus in this version. Thus, the large angel was added (see image at the top of this blog) -- a surprise to the design undoubtedly. I'll let you know when this painting comes out of storage and back on the drawing board.