I decided to thin the paint with acrylic matt gel medium as it helps the paint to flow and leaves a soft finish, almost oil like. Here's me working on the first layer of blocking in colour
Then I took a photo as I developed the
Finally I finished the painting last night after working a little most days this week, detailing the trees, boathouses, the boats, their windows and reflections, adding a few people, the flags, and deciding to make the sky recess more near the horizon.
I'm really quite pleased with it and realise now why so many artists stick to the same subject as you learn with every painting. Have'nt painted so many boats in years!!
Next plan is a couple of small pen and wash of the eating area of the pub - from looking out the window of the bar passed a ponsietta on the window sill and another of the colourful umbrellas at the outside tables or possibly the red door against the white stone wall with hanging baskets either side.