More progress shots of the Northern Woods painting. This shot gives you an idea of the size of the canvas. Slow going but steady progress is the best way forward, I suppose. I find when I am not sure of how I should attempt to paint something I either fiddle with it with a tiny brush or I go too dark or too thick too fast with a big brush. There is no in between for fearful painters.
The important thing is to not give up and not to rush any area of the painting. I have a long way to go but I can see the light at the end of the canvas.
This is a 5"x7" experimental portrait study. I only used 3 colors. White, Ultra Marine Blue and Burnt Sienna. The limited palette reminded me of Wyeth's work.... The comparison stops there.
I also used the palette knife just for fun, to apply the white. This was not the most successful painting but it was a great learning experience. You should never be afraid to try things that are outside your comfort zone. What's the worst that can happen? If it doesn't look like you ... say it was a painting of your cousin.