This was another beautiful place that deserved to be painted, moody skies and distant mountains .

In my mind today, actually from yesterday, was to create some very expressive pieces. I began by making a pencil plan of where the main components, then set to work with my spatula.

I have to keep in mind the actual colours, but also to work fast enough to limit my editing, even though I must protect the forms.

Level 1 complete! I want to keep the feel, but need to work into some more.

Next layer, adding details. I want to keep it as loose as possible, but within that have enough control that it remains representative of the place, recognisable. I wanted also to create interesting dynamic strokes, scratches, lines.

Here is the overall effect. It has only a little brushwork.