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.
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.