I had a stretch of a few gorgeous days for some discovery. I've been starting some new work inspired by my camp and some of the surroundings.
Here is my Henessey hammock amongst the trees.
and a later version where I re-applied the trunk paint over the greenery.
I also started a piece where the camper is amongst the trees.
I used bronze and copper paint for the reflective pine leaves covering the ground and the trim on the camper.
On hottest day of the week-end, I cracked and I treated myself to some of Dar's ice cream goodness.
I took myself on a bike ride but quickly found out it was a walking only trail so I parked my dreamy trusty steed against a big tree and went the rest on foot.
Bird, Butterfly and this little fungi - It is pouring rain now so I have plenty of time to sit down and crank out another painting inspired by my camp.
I sketched it out quickly on a Grumbacher artist panel.
I blocked in the background and base colours.
I worked in more depth on the forest floor.
I then used the a fan brush to block in the background and some of the mist.
I applied more textured lights and darks and painted in the hammock fly.
I still have more work to do on each one of the paintings and some of the other stuff I am working on while in the Artists Cabin.