After last week’s Bright Day in Dieppe, I couldn’t really let it lie. So, with a renewed spring in my step I set about another attempt. I changed the arrangement of the figures to hopefully improve the composition, and had it in mind when painting it not to go in too heavy too soon and to try to leave some of the initial colour wash showing through.
Overall I’m much more satisfied with this than I was my first effort – although seeing them side by side in this post for the fist time, I can see positives in both of them! I think I prefer the shape and proportions of the zebra crossing and the foreground of the first effort, but the lighter touch treatment of the buildings and figures in the second. In the past, I may have felt compelled to do third attempt straight away but, on this occasion at least, I’m happy to call it a day on this view for the time being and take what I’ve learnt into my next adventure.
I’d be really interested to get other people’s views on these two paintings as the more I look at them, the less sure I feel about my own opinions!