I arrived at this painting through a few stages of experimentation. I’ve included 3 stages titled ‘Soft Trees’. They are imaginary scenes for the purpose of the exercise. I think it is a good idea to try multiple separate paintings, regardless of how small, to learn or experiment. Too often beginners embark on a long journey of experiment then rescue of a single painting sometimes lasting months. Better to move on in small steps of finished paintings. Keep these study pieces for review and don’t destroy or paint over them. If you haven’t got them for reference you will find yourself making the same mistakes, over and over again.
Here is the video of the painting of the final piece. See you soon.