Since the last blog I've painted in the North Shore suggestively, put more blue hues in the distant mountains (they were too purple and warm), glazed down the river value + background hills. Glazing is done using transparent colours with a medium (alykyd, Linquin etc). This can either cool, warm or put life back into dull areas. I then painted in the left hand corner. The left corner is in shadow and the photo is pretty dead and boring. Artistic license was needed for sure. I used purple (warm and cool) and then while wet added warm tones from reflected light. Seeing and translating is daunting sometimes!
I always have a vision of how I'd like things to turn out but it's sometimes through chance and error (maybe a little terror too!) I come to that point. All the areas in this painting will be revisited and adjusted at the end. It's very hard to take a good picture to share as the light coming from windows and lights really alters the true colours. This photo isn't exact but pretty close. Enjoy!