| 'School Playground'|
Watercolour & Gouache
66 x 50cm
I'm pleased with the overall result but I do think I could have developed the relationship between the characters and first school further. Maybe by depicting a young animal going through the doorway or a few heads poking out of the windows? I'm not sure, but it is certainly something I will keep in mind for future similar paintings.
Enough of the internal soul searching... here are some pictures showing my progress.
|Concentrating on the background after finishing the sky and trees|
|For this passage I was closely copying a photograph I had taken a few days previously|
|School finished, working on the playground now.|
|Bit by bit I worked through the characters|
|... and painting|
|... and finally pull out the gouache paints.|
See if you can spot any of these animals in the playground. The two young rabbits might be hard to spot.