“Like the First Dawning”
This is the present title for this piece. What do you think?
“Praise every morning” is another idea.
When I look at this painting, and the result even surprised me, I just loved the gold and the mist and the freshness. And because at the moment I’m just immersed in Christian scripture and songs I thought of the song “Morning has Broken”. I love that song.
However, I’d appreciate your suggestions.
As you might know, recently I’ve become obsessed with a village called Edensor in Derbyshire, England.
I’ve done over 20 paintings of this place. I've done many sketches. I’ve done a soft, colorful image, I’ve done a stark and dramatic image and I’ve also done some evening images but haven’t had time to show them.
Now, I’m doing a misty scene. This is a first for me and it has been a challenge.
I looked at some watercolors of misty scenes and some photos and got some good ideas.
Although the final result became something beyond what I expected.
For instance, the misty grass happened by accident but I quickly saw how magical it looked.
I learnt also that with the buildings and even the tree in the foreground to keep it as blue as possible. So the buildings and trees are a mix of blue and brown. There is very little red in this work.
Stay tuned because after this I intend to do a snow scene of this village. So I need to start looking at snow scenes in order to get some ideas. Hopefully these new paintings will become Christmas cards.