The latest in our monthly challenges, that is myself and fellow painter Peter Ward who can be found at www.watercolourfanatic.blogspot.com
Peter set this piece and I have to say that I found this a real challenge as it required working at a few things that I don't enjoy a great deal. The main one is the huge number of bare twigs that take up so much of picture area. Rigger to the ready. Having said that I'm afraid I didn't exhibit the same degree of commitment to this project that I normally expect of myself, foregoing the usual preliminaries of sketches and paint experiments. In particular this shows itself in the foreground where a degree of sloppiness detracts from some of the passages that aren't too embarrassing.
As you may have detected I'm less that happy with my performance here but it is now recorded here to remind me of the swings that take place in painting form.
March Challenge - Photograph