5x7 oil on gesso board
First thank you to everyone for all your encouraging words, it helped to see all of them this morning. I have decided that I am not allowed to whine or complain. It is what it is, a learning curve.
These are the Sanibel Mangroves at dawn. (I love that place) I had painted many layers of glaze on it...mostly dark orangey ochres. Then last night I kept dreaming about the blues that sat up on top of the orange in the dawn's light. I must have had at least 3 dreams about it. I guess that's what happens when you keep painting till you can't keep your eyes open any longer.
This one taught me that it can be similar to pastel if I glaze underneath and use opaque on top, sort of like my skeleton theory.