I like viewing my work in this way.  As soon as I saw the photo of the painting, some problems popped out.  There is work to be done on the foreground rock, and the mountain is fraught with difficulties.  I have some time to deal with all of this and would like to keep the painting in view of the next little while before sorting them out.

At least I am over the dreadful lassitude that gripped me a couple of weeks back (how is that for an oxymoron).  I am sure this has something to do with the good painting board I bought for this work.  I was fiddling with silly little bits and pieces.  And I have made progress in some of the tasks required to be ready for 27 November.  What do you think so far?


Reflections for further work:

  • I need to soften the whole mountain to push it back a little
  • The lines between sections of the foreground rocks can be softened.
  • The distant middle ground could do with some more layering.
  • The sand in the foreground on the left could use some texture.  The whole desert floor is scattered with tiny chips rock from the dolerite dyke.