The other day I was rummaging through some of my old paintings and drawings, and I found a line drawing I did when I visited Scotland in 2007. I was visiting a friend from seminary who was doing a field education stint and two friends I met through the internet through another friend through seminary.
Anyway, I was visiting in Glasgow and was out for a walk one day, alongside the river (Kelvin, I think). My recollection is that it was a really beautiful day out, even though I was there in early March. I think I took a picture of my walk and then, from the tiny display on my digital camera, tried to draw and paint it (I brought my travel watercolor kit with me). I drew it, but did not end up painting it.
Hence, the other day, I found a fully drawn and unpainted piece. I decided that I’d try to paint it in, as best as I recalled, trying to use my little value sketch as a guide (I no longer know where that picture is…may have disappeared when my old computer’s hard drive failed).
I didn’t spend too much time on the painting…had difficulty getting the colors I wanted and trying to distinguish between all of the foliage and trying to get the river to look watery. I think that the river came out not too bad. I have debated going in and making more darks and stuff…it might make the painting better, but it also might make it too overpainted. If I do anything to this, I’ll post an update!