A day late, maybe, but I have just spend a blissful morning with my oil – despite the poor light.
I’ve been attending to the foreground and the highlights. It’s definitely more grassy underfoot with more shape to the undergrowth. I got carried away with small vertical strokes of liquid paint so that it looked very stylised, not at all in keeping with the rest of the picture, so I woofled about with the brush strokes a bit. That improved matters. I think I overdid the highlights, probably over compensating for the poor light . I don’t get the impression of heat either and think I need more purples and mauves in the shadows, and less white in the grasses .