Welcome to 30 Days of Painting, my month long commitment to completing one painting project per day in the hopes of becoming more comfortable with the brush.
Day 20: Soybean Field
Today I went back to my roots and gobbed acrylic paint on a canvas at will. What I miss most when I’m doing a water color is the ability to layer, layer, layer. I decided to really go for it, and try to paint a soybean field with some shadows on it.
The first layer was pretty simple:
Then I started to change up the colors a bit and add details. The soybeans took for-ev-er, but I really like how they came out:
Then I added the final touches, and I really regret that tree sticking up on the left. I could probably fix it, but I’m afraid I’ll just make it worse at this point. There always reaches a point when you can’t layer any more paint on there and expect it to turn out well:
To make myself feel a little better about it, I indulged in a camera filter to lend it some gravitas:
Yeah, that’s better.