For day 4 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge, I thought I’d draw bigger and try out my Uart sanded painter. It was also the first time I used one of my smaller paintings for a study.
Today’s lesson is that yes, I think that making smaller studies is a useful exercise. You can work out your composition and colours in advance, and have a plan that you are happy with for going bigger. Pretty cool since sometimes staring at a large empty canvas can be daunting.
By the way, this may actually not be the most photographed house in Tors Cove – it might be the second most photographed house. You see both of the houses everywhere, in tourist brochures, posters, magazines etc., so when you come across it in real life, it’s like coming across a celebrity. “Wow, it’s that house!”
This trail is a must do if you visit Newfoundland. It’s a beautiful ocean-hugging path on the east coast trail, and there’s a wonderful art gallery and print shop in the village. With its idyllic view of the ocean and sheep island (they boat the sheep over in the spring where they graze all summer long on the salty grass) Tors Cove is becoming quite a dreamy little artist’s enclave.