Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A work in progress....

Here is a working study 30 inches by 20 of Rabbit Island, on Lough Corrib. The horizon could have been higher, it is not central but looks so. The wide format is not helping it either. I have started redoing the painting as a 20 by 16. I have reduced the area to either side of the Island, and will leave out most of the rocks. That will allow me to concentrate more on the water, both in movement and reflections, similar to how I have cropped and adjusted the image here.

Obviously the colouring and mood will change also, I may incorporate reeds from earlier paintings such as this below into the piece.

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