This painting is closely based on my earlier painting #27. I had undertaken not to do any more marshland paintings for a while but I am very busy at work and my painting routine has gone for a complete loop. I am trying to claw myself back to a routine of regular daily painting, and for me – whenever I lose my mojo with painting – I reduce the number of unknowns and fall back on something familiar, like a painting I have done before.
The image above is a bit darker than the real painting. Below is a close up, somewhat closer to the right exposure:
I like this painting, the colour scheme is romantic, quite unrealistic. But I was after something almost abstract, with the interplay between the greenish sky and water and the red-warm grass.
I sometimes wonder if the image is too simple, too little action. Perhaps add a tree or a person and a dog or maybe a scuba diver emerging out of the water? Simplicity is not satisfying for everyone. Ryokan said something about this:
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