A month ago today, 24 June, was our first day of the French Workshop. We assembled at the Moulin d'Angibault, and six of us had a go at the mill building.
In my case, since I'd painted and drawn it before, I was less concerned about making a painting of exactly what I saw. In fact the mill wheel was one of the first things to go. Making acceptable ellipses, while combating jet lag, is not to be expected.
Anyway, I made my version of the mill building, making changes as I went and suiting myself. I brought home this panel (16x20", 40x50cm).
It sure ain't much of a treasure, but I confess my focus wasn't too good that day.
Subsequently, I've played with the idea of making it a dawn painting or, at least, very early morning.
Here's where it stood this afternoon.
As you can see, it's not very subtle so far. I really have no idea where it's headed. But it does look to me as if the ell nearest us is turned a bit too much to its right, a fault in the perspective of the main part of the house.
This sort of thing is always hard for me to see, especially when the painting is full of distracting color.
Thus the point of this post:
If you think there's a drawing issue in your painting, or even if you're just uneasy about it for some reason, take a black-and-white photo. Often, once the color is not there to confuse you, you will immediately see the problem.
Here's this painting in black-and-white.
Now, maybe, I can find the solution.
Of course this version immediately says to me, "Make me moonlight!"
We'll have to see.