A few weeks ago I told you that I was going to get back to working on this painting. So at the time I hung it on the studio wall where it could haunt me on a daily basis, and it worked.
The more I looked at it, the more I realized why I quit working on it in the first place. Not only was the proportions off, but so was the perspective. So a couple of days ago I reworked the whole painting with a bottle of “Gesso”, and a “Broad Brush”, and now it looks like this.
Then I went to my Photoshop program and in a few hours came up with a new direction for the painting.
So this is what I’m aiming at now. (Although as I look at it now, I believe that I’ll move the canal boat a bit more to the left.) The ruler at the top can be scaled so that each inch is exactly 1 inch long, and the sketch will fit exactly on a 12 X 24 canvas. (I hope)
This could take awhile,