This is the view out our back door this morning...it looks like sleet but it was really big fat flakes coming down so fast that they ended up looking like icicles hanging on the tree in the photo. It was way too dark inside to paint today but I did take a photo of my last session.
I can see that it is going to be a killer to get a good photo of this painting, I had good light when I took it but I still had to adjust everything to approximate the colors and tones in the painting. I realized as I was blocking in the trees on the right that they are bordering an old moat. You can see it at this stage, but the whole area is under brush in the reference and so it wasn't evident.
Since I couldn't paint today I thought maybe I'd play around with designing a new necklace. Spent most of the morning sketching something up and then the rest of the day extruding, cutting and drilling over 300 quarter inch square beads for my project.
This is a photo of them in my dutch oven just before popping them in the oven. I'm going to have to hand sand just about all of them to get a clean weave pattern.
So we know what I'll be doing this weekend lol!