After last week’s more involved post of existential angst… here’s something short and – if not sweet – then at least simple. It’s based on a Wesson original but increasingly, as my confidence develops, I’m only using these as reference points rather than trying to produce copies.
Often, when I’m reflecting on sketch, I can usually say that one particular area may be okay, but all these other areas are disappointing. On this occasion however, I think I like more areas than I dislike. I’m pleased with elements of the far and middle distance and much of the foreground and I think the tree, whilst far from perfect, just about holds its own. I did think that a little judicious cropping may help this image so I took a little off both the top and bottom, and my first instinct is that this is an improvement – be interested in other people’s thoughts on this?
Looking at this image in the context of some of my other recent works, one area that I’m going to try to focus on more is the sky. I’m not sure why but I seem to have become nervous of more ‘lost and found’ edges and instead, my recent skies have become a bit dull and one dimensional.
Still, I’m pleased with the general direction of travel and, whilst I still have lots of things to work on, I’m really enjoying myself at the moment!