To follow up on yesterdays parting shot, the importance of patience and persistence, I’ve had another session with my dodgy bush landscape that I felt was much too over worked.
It’s still over worked, in fact after this afternoon probably more so :-), however I think I’ve managed to salvage it with a few helpings of the above mentioned qualities.
To begin with I tackled the tree trunks and lifted out the pigment on the light side of each one. This paper certainly does enable you to remove paint quite easily and I have some fairly respectable trees now – I love the way the bark has turned out on the closest one.
Encouraged by this result I lifted out some grass heads and stalks and turned the foreground into a pool by adding a reflection of the tree and lifting out some wind ripples. A few shadows across the rocks was enough then to call it finished.