Hello and welcome to Tonalist landscape painting with your painter in residence M Francis McCarthy.
A failed painting saved with glazing!
I originally painted this scene back in May 2017. It is based on a reference photo that I took while on a trip, driving through the English countryside. While the original painting had some charm to it, it also had quite a few issues that I was unhappy about.
In October 2018 I decided to get this painting up on the easel again and have another crack at it. I opted to give it a overall golden quality and as the revision process continued I made several other dramatic changes that cumulatively improved this painting quite a lot.
Two see the progression that this scene went through, check out the video below.
Cheers, M Francis McCarthy