|Twelve Small Boats, oil, 26x36|
I often think I will take photos of a painting at various stages along the way but get so involved in what I'm doing that I forget to take more than one or two. With this painting, I did take one shot right after the layout stage when I had just started to block in the darks and shadows. Later on I made a few compositional changes so you can play 'spot the difference'. And you can decide if I might have been well advised to leave the composition as I had it in the initial block in.
|Initial Block In|
I also took a close up of some of the small boats showing the sort of brushwork I used:
|Detail showing some of the boats|