First sketches: Edge of Two Storm Wood 26.4.2011

I thought i’d make some small studies for my larger paintings. Yesterday was a bad painting day. I wasn’t on the ball and was rushing things. You can see that the branches are not subtle at all. I just wasn’t getting into my painting so i stopped after 30 mins

Today I was focused. Theres a massive difference in the way the study developed. I took my time and used thin layers in the background. This sketch took about 4 hours and I am extremely pleased with this.