I have been trying for a week to take a photo of this small landscape without any glare. But I need to move on to posting later paintings, so I am posting it as it is. Please imagine it without glare! The source photos is below.
This was just a little exercise. I was not trying to create anything for posterity, only practicing how a paint a realistic landscape. I was interested in the curves of the small hills on the left, and how it leads into the distance. I warmed up the grass colour.
Here is the source photo, snapped with my cell phone during my daily walk:
I have painted this place so often, it feels like a new friend now. Maybe over time it will become an old friend.
Psalm 19 (last verse, by Stephen Mitchell) Help me to be aware of my selfishness, but without undue shame or self-judgement. Let me always feel you present, in every atom of my life. Let me keep surrendering my self until I am utterly transparent. Let my words be rooted in honesty and my thoughts be lost in your light, Unnamable God, my essence, my origin, my life-blood, my home. Last part of Psalm 19, translation by Stephen Mitchell in The Enlightened Heart
I hope you have a great weekend, filled with joy and contentment. Thanks for visiting my blog!