I lived in Richmond many years ago and often had a walk in the extensive park only ten minutes away from where I lived. This was meant to be another foliage painting trying things out but when I got to the first colour pass stage I got distracted by the way the tree trunks glowed against the subdued blue background. Consequently I went off on that tangent and ended up with a painting way more fantasy than I intended. The painting is OK in one way but it bugs me for it turning out this way. Maybe I have to accept that I naturally paint that way and it's pointless trying to change the way one naturally paints. The fantasy look would be OK if I were selling work easily in that field but I think I am in a no man's land between Fantasy and for want of a better term, "Fine Art" and am neither good enough or well known enough in either to really get anywhere.
Maybe one day I will happen upon the right "formula" and make some headway in one or even both of them.
Oil on linen 22" x 16".
There is a short step-by-step progress through this painting including the colours I used in earlier posts on this blog.