An unfortunate mishap which happened on Sturday cutailed my plans to work further on the weekend. We had blizzard conditions and sub-zero tepmperatures here that deposited over a foot of snow. Travel was sketchy... but I needed a few items to prepare the evening meal... co I headed out in the weather to Craighurst... about a ten minute drive. I got there all right... but on my way into the food store... I slipped on a place which was unshovelled or salted at the entrance and found my feet above my body in a millisecond.
I landed on my elbow thankfully... which broke my fall... but the back of my head continued back and struck the sharp and unforgiving undercarriage of one of a long line of shopping carts. I was stunned for a moment... and knew when I felt my head... that I had a substantial head wound. I managed to stem the flow of.... and went inside... wad of paper towel under my ball cap... and completed my shopping. The rest of the afternoon was spent at the ER in Midland... and I came a way with a tetanus jab... and six staples in my noggin'... no airport departures for sure... evene tho' I did see stars for a brief second.
Today's session was fruitful and encouraging! I had mapped out a strategy to work up the mid to bottom portion of Winter (on the extreme right). This required glazing in layers of colour to the snow passages... then adding broken strokes of other hues to give the snow the lighting effect that I desired. I then worked at "knitting together" the two adjacent seasons to create a natural and gradual transition. I believe that I achieved that. I will tweak it more at the conclusion.
I then moved to the mid to left side of the project working towards the same goal... to create a subtle believable transition from summer to Spring. At the end of the day... I was pleased with the growth of the project. I can see the final state in my head at this point... so with the lay in nearly at a close... I will prepare my Self for the final push... adding vertical elements and a minimum of detail so that I don't lose the painterly quality already evident.
I have a couple more ideas I might consider... but there still on the back burner. They may... or may not enter the picture. Stay tuned for the next stage. MY deadline for completion will be Friday... or sooner! Delivery date for the show is next Tuesday!Keep your fingers crossed for "Me"!
Good Painting to All!