Thought you'd like to see its progression:
This shows me adding ducks on the common, adjusting the treeline, adding colour to the buildings and adjusting the shadow side of the nearest boat.
This is how it appeared after a session yesterday afternoon, when I added a lighter blue/white mix glaze to the water and worked on the grass, put last layer on the sky, windows to the buildings, reflection of the back of the second boat and added shadows for the two boats, posts and ducks. Seeing the lack of tonal contrast I need to brighten the sunny area of the grass.
I am hoping to work on it this afternoon and tomorrow morning before I go off to my daughters so that we can take the girls to the Wild Life park in Lincolnshire on Wednesday and I can use my new camera in the butterfly house. The children have promised not to push me into the ant house or the house that has - of all dreadful things - tarantullas! Its a wonderful place with flight demonstrations of their lovely birds from owls to eagles. I have often taken visitors as its a great day's outing, including tea rooms and childrens play area with fort and, yes those amazing zip wires again for the girls to enjoy.
Hoping to get painting completed so that my pal Brian can hang the finished work on Friday morning for me. Deadlines, deadlines thats all I seem to give myself, but it sure makes one get on with it!!!!