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Further Progress on Cadair Idris

I was glad to be able to work on this painting through the night whilst waiting for the results of the Scottish independence referendum. I still have a lot of work to do on the details as you can see but it is really beginning to take shape. Llyn Cau is a spectacular tarn or corrie loch/lake. It should be finished in time for the Paint my Photo September Challenge.

Most areas now blocked in but they need further refinement and details

Most areas now blocked in but they need further refinement and details

Reference photos:
The Photographer – by Sharon Whitley (of photographer Gary Jones)
Llyn Cau by Gary Jones
Cadair Idris over Llyn Cau by Gary Jones

As for the result, I know many people will be disappointed with the result and that is understandable. But I am relieved to still be in a political union with our nearest neighbours in England, Wales and NI. It was poignant to me to be working on a painting of a Welsh scene while waiting for the results.

I went to my new art group this week, who are a very talented but modest bunch. Whilst there I did a sketch of two goldfinches in my sketchbook from a reference brought in by the mentor. I felt that the large panoramic pastel painting would have been too long to transport without risking damage.

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