Cascading Waters

I haven’t forgotten about the traditional, analogue painting in favour of the digital versions, and I have no plans of giving it up. This summer I used acrylics again and painted some cascading waters. Was I finished, or did I need to do more?

I decided that I did not want to do more with it. Does that mean I’m finished with it? Well, let me quote a painter with more experience than me:

A painting is never finished, it is only abandoned

Leonardo da Vinci

Good enough answer?

Cascading waters

Motive is inspired by (i.e. not identical to) a photo I took home on the island where I grew up. It shows that even a little stream can be a nice motive to paint. The motives don’t have to be limited to bigger, amazing views!

Sketching exercise

Exercise: Find a picture. Make a sketch of it, or rather three sketches, in 20, 15 and 10 minutes. Well, I did. The question is: How well did I do?

I do see that while I concentrated on different parts each time, I also got more secure in my lines. Even if I didn’t get all the measures correct each time … but if I did this exercise several more times, I’m sure the difference between the sketches would be larger.

Shipwreck, original, 20, 15 and 10 minutes