|It ain't easy being the new kid in town...|
The thing is that I'm still feeling at this point that the painting is screaming to the world "Looky, look at me everyone! I'm Kate's first ever landscape painting. Look at those funny leaves, look at the dodgy water - Bwa-Ha-Ha!" and that really annoys me. Even if it's true. Maybe it's because no-one likes being the new kid in town. And that notion applies even to paintings.
Taking a positive, half glass full perspective, I guess this exercise has been a useful way of taking stock of where my painting abilities have improved and where they still require further development. And I do feel some hope that I can still improve on this painting enough so that I'd be happy to hang it on my lounge room wall.
I think I'll work on this some more over the weekend and see if I can make some additional improvements. I can feel some time is going to be spent drawing and painting boats this weekend. And painting delicate leaves on trees. Any other suggestions?
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! :-)