|Beyond The Cornfield, watercolor on paper, 9" x 12"|
But I thought, no way am I painting those dinky trees and shrubs in the distance again! That perfect blue sky deserved something better.
But what exciting scene could there be beyond a cornfield? A city skyline, of course! And what city has a more exciting skyline than New York City? Finding a picture of the New York skyline on the web was an easy task.
It's a view of New York City from Central Park.
I had my transition.
Apart from the fact that my painting looks amateurish, the things that are wrong with it are:
- When transferring the skyline to my picture, my stencil moved up a bit, which made all the buildings list to the left. I didn't notice it till I had applied the color. Serves me right for not stepping back often enough.
- I'm not sure if the line between the vegetation and the buildings should be so defined. Perhaps it should be wavy, like Mr. Dewey's.
- Perhaps I should have simplified the skyline.
I long for a good teacher these days, someone to guide me in these experiments.