Following on from last week’s necessity to have a portrait format half imperial sized painting for my Artists Open House exhibition, here’s another effort.
The view is looking towards the market square in the French town of Perigueux in the Dordogne which we visited when on holiday last year.
While I like many aspects of this painting, there’s something about it (or possibly quite a few things about it) that I can’t quite put my finger on, that really niggles me!
I do like the crowd scene as it moves towards the distance (in so much as it looks like a crowd!) and I like other individual elements, such as the looseness of the sunlit building on the left-hand side. All together, however, it just doesn’t quite do it for me, which is a real shame as I’m fast running out of time before I need to get everything framed!
I hope you’ll forgive the brevity of this post but as many of you read this, I’ll hopefully be re-charging my batteries (and my inspiration) in Porto.
Once I’m back, I’ll need to get stuck into the rather repetitive and tedious task of cutting mounts. Only two weeks to go now before the exhibition needs to be up and I’m not even in the right country!