October 28: Today I wanted to have a building in my painting. Found a nice view of a house on Goshen Farm property. Started the sketch about 9:30am and then painted until 11:30 when the light changed. I decided the leafless tree in front of the house was not working as part of the design so I edited that out changed the shape a position of the tree on the right. As an artist this is something I am trying to develop more in my painting-designing-and being comfortable moving things around or totally leaving them out.
In the afternoon-a sunny day-I worked on my start of the trees looking from the Carriage House. After working for about 2 hours I was satisfied with my painting. Even from last week the leaves are showing more color as we approach the end of October.