Facebook art challenge, continued. “Cover”! I searched my photos and I could see I can paint one of two things: rural landscape covered with snow, or rural landscape covered with dry leaves. Everything’s rural about the place I live in. I have chosen leaves. it’s cold day, even without painting snow.
Not far from the place where I live there is a little town named Pilica. In Pilica there’s a castle, rebuilt into romantic palace in 19th century, and there’s a long alley leading from the gates of palace park out into the fields. Palace, garden and fields used to belong to one family before the war; they were ugly exploiters of working people and red revolution wiped them out. The palace stayed in place, and the alley too. One of my friends asked me to paint this alley in four seasons of the year, and he brought me very good reference photos… so, here is spring alley for Alexander.
This is our village seen from Basia’s favourite meadow perspective. We have gone for a walk together and I have come back with a drawing, and Basia with stomach full of grass. Coloring was done later, at home.
I can hardly belive myself, but this time I’ve painted a traditional landscape, as realistic as I could, This is road to Smoleń castle, not too far from my home. 50 minutes by bike isn’t that far, is it? I admit I have returned completely exhausted, though. I definitely need more practice in biking. But it was a beautiful day and it was easy to make a reference photo for a picture. I might shoot one with my eyes closed, Jura looked good in every direction.