Well today I stopped procrastinating and got out some acrylics to sketch with. This view has been a strong visual in my mind for a while now. Something I care about with a passion... light and weather! Sunny days can be bland and drain colour out of a landscape but a good storm brewing... well that's a whole different kettle of tofu! I'm trying to stop the infinite detail and go instead for the mood... and the passion. Definitely a task in progress but I'm proud to have stopped after only 2 hours of frenetic activity and called it a day. "Not to be fiddled with". That should be a sign that I stick on everything I paint after 2 hours is up.
I also have finished an illustration project. It might become an alternative sort of christmas card, hmm, perhaps. I enjoyed making up how lady winter might look. The owl however needed a little photographic reference. I find that... something I don't know quite so well needs a little prompting. Skys, stone walls, and water are things I've studied well over the years. Not just looked at but actively drawn and I can pretty much breathe them into a painting now. Ask me to draw a horse or a dog for example and it will have a sort of resemblance but be rubbish really... and I own both those animals so see them daily. I guess it matters how you look then!