20" x 16" Oil on canvas
I laboured over this painting before my art class with Doug Swinton. It was very "stripey" as I tried to follow my photograph with all the shadow lines from bushes to the left of the painting. Doug took one look, picked up my largest brush and smooshed it all together! So much for thinking I was almost done. After my initial dismay and Doug's explanation and brushwork, I really saw the benefit and liked this so much more (exactly why I go to his class). I had to work on it quite a bit more to actually call it mine.