My second visit to the site a couple of days later is really all about just one thing, taking colour notes. I already have a strong design. Now I need to gather the rest of the essential information I need to take back to the studio.
In order for this painting to work, to really work, it has to have two things absolutely spot on.
It was a dull day, nothing much happening. Not that there wasn’t much light, quite the opposite. It was clear and bright but that’s not necessarily a good thing when you are looking for colour in an intimate landscape. I was in search of something challenging to paint in the bush near home but the light was too intense and nothing was really grabbing my interest.