“Song of the Sea” painting - finishing up the linework.
The hill was challenging and fun. You have to look pretty close in the original frame to see it, but there’s all these wonderful veins and shapes in the hillside. I plan on tinting them back a good deal in the next step.
I’m not happy about the glow behind the lighthouse. There was just no way to overlay light (like you can on a computer) like they did, and the brushstrokes were pretty choppy when the paint was thin. So, based on an adage I learned in school (“embrace happy accidents”), I just made it blocky and stylized and ran with it. Not perfect, but the goal here is to learn and enjoy the process, not have a nice photocopy of their image to hang on the wall.
Next: overlaying transparent color.