Same place, different day

Same place, different day

It has come out lovely Dawn. I sometimes use sponges to paint trees but the result can be "blobby". I presume the sky is painted with sponges - how did you prevent it from becoming too thick?

Thanks, Adele. I just used a cut up washing up sponge, put on my base colour and then dabbed and smudged my other colours on top, then dabbed some more with a light touch and a dry - ish sponge. Sorry it is not a very technical explanation, but then I am learning as I go along. Hope that helps.

Yes it does, thank you Dawn. I'll remember that and try it out for myself.

Lovely coastal view and good colours. Personally, I would like to see beyond the rocky cliffs in the distance so that your eye could travel around the painting up into the sky and back down to the foreground. At the moment the line of cliffs seem to stop you there. Probably just me !

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I painted this scene after my original of My Safe Place, reflecting a more dramatic mood, using a combination of sponge and palette kni

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Dawn Halliwell

I started painting in Jan 2016 after the death of my youngest sister. I found it great therapy and still do! I love experimenting with different techniques and media. I mainly work in pastel or oils for pet portraits, but I also enjoy doing ink portraits with the odd landscape thrown in for good…

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